Thousands of children are injured or killed every year by safety seats that are improperly fastened by parents or caretakers. Remember, most collisions occur within a mile of the home, so buckle your child in a safety seat for every trip, no matter how short. Not sure if your child’s seat is installed correctly? Have questions about child seat safety? Make an appointment to have your seat checked out. Call Officer Joan Griffin at the California Highway Patrol at 760-366-3707 with any questions.