Motor vehicle crashes are one of the leading killers in California for children ages 14 and under, with unrestrained or improperly restrained children being the number one contributing factor.

To help parents know if their child’s safety seat is safe, the local CHP office in Beaumont gives free inspections by appointment. It also gives information and advice on the type of seat needed for a child. “This is especially helpful for new parents who are expecting,” said CHP Officer Beauchene.

To schedule a safety seat inspection, or for information on safety seats, call Officer Darren Meyer at (951) 769-2000.

Under California law, children must be secured in an appropriate child passenger restraint (safety seat or booster seat) in the back seat of a vehicle until they are at least 6 years old or weigh at least 60 pounds.

To report unrestrained children in a motor vehicle to the CHP, call 1-800-TELL-CHP.