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Free car seat inspections offered in Alameda, Berkeley and Albany

ALAMEDA — Parents can learn how to properly install child safety seats for free Saturday in Alameda.
The event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon in the parking lot of City Hall, 1555 Oak St., between Santa Clara and Lincoln avenues. The lot also serves the Alameda Police Department.
A similar inspection will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on Aug. 26 at 841 Folger Ave. in Berkeley.
Both the Alameda and Berkeley events are drop-in and inspections will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
A third child safety seat inspection will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. Oct. 7 at 1125 Jackson St. in Albany, where priority will be given to UC Village residents.
Habitot Children’s Museum in Berkeley is sponsoring the inspections. Call 510-647-1111 for information.
Under California law children under age 2 must ride in a rear-facing car seat unless the child weighs 40 or more pounds, or is 40 or more inches tall.
​Children under age 8 also must be secured in a car seat or booster seat in the back seat, according to state law. Children who are 8 years old or have reached 4 feet 9 inches tall can be secured by a booster seat, and at a minimum must be secured by a safety belt.

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