Child Restraint Seats

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The Tulare Police Department encourages you to "click" on the link below to answer many of your questions as they pertain to child safety seats.

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California’s Occupant Protection Law
As of 2012, California law requires that children be properly secured in the back seat in a proper child restraint system until they are at least eight years old.* Additionally, all children under age 16 must be properly secured in either a proper child restraint system or seat belt.  On a first offense, a child passenger violation will cost a minimum of $475 with penalty assessments.  A second or subsequent offense carries a minimum cost of $1,055.  If the parent is not in the car, the driver gets the ticket.

Estimates from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicate that 33 children age four and under would have been saved in 2008 in California had they been properly restrained in a child safety seat.

*NHTSA recommends all children 12 and under ride in the back seat.


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Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-Emergency: 684-4290

260 "M" Street
Tulare, CA 93274

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