Cruz County Health Services Agency
Five Point Safety Test for proper safety belt use:
If the answer to any of the test questions is NO, the child is NOT ready to be safely transported in the seat belt only, and should continue to ride in a booster or other appropriate child safety seat.
REMEMBER these important safety points:
Safe Kids Chapter of Santa Cruz County is a local group whose mission is to reduce motor
vehicle related deaths and injuries among children in Santa Cruz County,
through public education, advocacy and child passenger safety programs
and services. Lead agency
for Safe Kids Santa Cruz County is the Health Services Agency, and
affiliate agencies include local fire and law enforcement departments,
hospitals, family service organizations, health and child care providers
and other professionals and individuals.
For more information about Safe Kids and local child passenger
safety efforts, please call 454-5477.
If you have questions regarding the proper installation and use of child passenger safety seats, or would like to set up an appointment to have your child safety seat checked or for a group training or presentation, please call 454-5477.
Child passenger safety program sites within Santa Cruz County
Check out these web sites for more information on child passenger safety:
· www.carseat.org A web site that answers the questions: Is your car seat safe? Has it been recalled? What is the proper way to install a car seat? Also has printable handouts for parents and caregivers.
· National Highway Traffic Safety Administration "Child Safety" Web Site This website provides information, reports, instructions, reviews of products and other information regarding child safety in vehicles. [web address needs to be updated to go directly to the right page]
California Dept. of Health Services Vehicle Occupant Safety Program
website has information on car seat basics, laws and regulations,
training courses and injury data.
· www.safekids.org The main website of Safe Kids, a national and worldwide organization dedicated to reducing and preventing unintentional childhood injuries and deaths.
· www.kidsplates.org Buy a license plate that lets the world know you're a . For the first time, a new specialty license plate lets you use any one of four symbols , , or to create your own personal message. Proceeds from CA Kids’ Plates are distributed at the local level through grants for child injury and abuse prevention efforts, and child care health and safety training. CA Kids Plates has provided over $100,000 in grant funding for child passenger, bicycle and pedestrian safety projects in Santa Cruz County!