Injury Prevention

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children age 3 to 6 and 8 to 14.  Parents and caregivers are urged to make sure their car seats and booster seats are properly installed in their vehicles to prevent injuries and deaths amongst their children.

Fact Sheets & Articles

Yuba City Police Traffic Unit

Did you know?

Children under age 8 must be properly buckled into a car seat or booster in the back seat (with some exemptions).

Children under the age of one are required to ride in a rear-facing car seat in the back seat; although national recommendations are to keep children rear-facing to age 2. Rear-facing is the safest way to ride.

Once your child is able to use a forward-facing car seat, keep your child in it until he reaches the top height or weight limit allowed by the manufacturer.

Once your child outgrows the forward-facing car seat with a harness, it's time to travel in a booster seat in the back seat.

Children age 8 or older, or who are 4'9" or taller, may use the vehicle seat belt if it fits properly, but all children are safest, properly restrained, in the back seat until age 13.


Child Safety Seat Check-up Events


Make sure to keep your family safe this year by attending our free child safety seat check-up event.

California law states that children must be transported in a child safety restraint until they are 6 years old or weigh 60 pounds.

Did you know that 98% of car seats used in Sutter County are installed incorrectly?

Come to the check up event and see if yours is one of them!


Upcoming Events

Event: NHTSA Standardized Child Passenger Safety Technician Training

Date: March 12-15, 2014

Location: Gauche Aquatic Park- Multi-purpose room.
421 C St, Yuba City, CA 95991


Previous Events

Date: January 26, 2013

56 child restraints checked and 21 child restraints replaced.

Types of Restraints:

• Rear Facing Only - 9 checked and 1 replaced

• Forward Facing - 26 checked and 13 replaced

• Booster - 21 checked and 7 replaced