Senate Bill 929 requires that children riding in any vehicle
must be restrained in the back seat in a child restraint
until their 8th birthday.
After January 1, 2012 children will be required to remain in their car seats or boosters
until they reach the age of 8 years old.
After January 1, 2012, a non-compliance will result in a fine of nearly $500.00
and a point on your driver's record.
Four Key Safety Points
- Restrain your child on every trip, every time!
- Keep your child in the back seat!
- Use the best safety restraint for your child's size.
- Use the child safety seat and belts correctly.
5-Step Test...Can your child...
sit with their back flat up against the vehicle seat;
while their knees are bent naturally over the seat cushion edge:
with the lap belt across their hip or thigh bones;
and the shoulder belt across their shoulder (not crossing over their face or under their arm or behind their back);
can they stay seated in that position the entire trip?
If your child is over 8 years old, but cannot achieve
all 5 steps listed above,
they need to remain in a booster seat!
For more information regarding these changes or to have a
child seat inspection done, please call the
San Ramon Police Department at 925-973-2700.