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Child Safety Seat Check Point Saturday

The California Highway Patrol will conduct a child safety seat check point this Saturday in the parking lot at the Tribble Professional Complex, 571 Stanislaus Ave., across from Mark Twain Elementary School in Angels Camp.

The check point, held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., will assist parents and grandparents in proper child safety seat and booster seat use and installation.

California law requires children under the age of 4 years and 40 pounds to be secured in a child safety seat. As of January 1, 2002, the state law requires all children through the age of 6 years and 60 pounds to be restrained in a child restraint system consisting of high back boosters or backless boosters.

CHP Public Affairs Officer Jan Nichols says the check point is totally voluntary. No citations will be handed out.

At the check point, San Andreas area CHP officers and representatives from the Calaveras County Health Department will look at seats for defects, check for any manufacturer recalls and help with proper installation in the vehicle.

Replacement child safety seats will also be available for a donation of $20.