This week is Child Passenger Safety Week and the Glendora Police Department reminds motorists about correct child car seat installation and restraint.
Glendora Police sent out an advisory earlier this week warning motorists to make sure all children under 8 years of age or 4 feet 9 inches tall are riding in a car seat or booster. Children under 13 years of age should ride in the back seat, according to the police advisory.
More children ages 5 to 19 years old die from crash-related injuries than any other type of injury, according to statistics provided by the Glendora Police Department. About 71 percent of those fatalities and 67 percent of serious injuries could have been prevented if they were properly buckled, according to Glendora Police.
The police advisory referred to a video by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety to illustrate the impact of incorrect child passenger safety restraints.
The police department also offers free child car seat inspections. For more information on this service, visit the GPD webpage or call 626-914-8250.