California Law Effective January 1, 2013
- Effective January 1, 2013, AB 1452 requires hospitals, clinics and birthing centers, at the time of the discharge of a child under eight years of age, to provide and discuss with parents/caregivers contact information to direct them to an Internet Web site or other contact that could provide, at no cost or low cost, information and assistance relating to child passenger restraint system requirements, installation and inspection.
Resources for AB 1452:
Vehicle Occupant Safety Program
The California Department of Public Health’s Vehicle Occupant Safety Program (VOSP) provides users with AB 1452 resources. Parent Brochures and current California Car Seat law fact sheets in English and Spanish are downloadable here.
Call 1-866-SEAT-CHECK or visit http://www.nhtsa.gov/cps/cpsfitting/index.cfm
to find a nearby location for a car seat inspection and assistance with car seat installation. Choose your state and type your zip code in the Child Car Seat Inspection Station Locator Inspection Locator.