Injury Prevention Program (IPP)

Orange County Car Seat Program

New Law for 2017

New Law Protects California Kids!

Children under 2 years of age shall ride in a rear-facing car seat unless the child weighs 40 or more pounds OR is 40 or more inches tall. The child shall be secured in a manner that complies with the height and weight limits specified by the manufacturer of the car seat.

Current California Law:

  • Children under the age of 8 must be secured in a car seat or booster seat in the back seat.
  • Children who are 8 years of age OR have reached 4’9” in height must be secured by a safety belt.
  • Passengers who are 16 years of age and over are subject to California's Mandatory Seat Belt law.


 Learn more about Orange County Car Seat Program. Program staff is available to help in the following ways:

  • Education and training to parents and providers
  • Referrals to countywide child passenger safety programs and resources

Virtual Walk & Bike to School Day

Virtual Walk & Bike to School is a fun, educational online event involving children, parents, and community leaders. Consider becoming a coordinator for your school. Principals, teachers, parents...anyone can become a coordinator.