Garcia bill will make California the leader in child car seat safety
(Sacramento) – In a major move to improve child passenger safety, the state Assembly has passed, on a bipartisan basis, Assembly Bill 53 authored by Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell-Gardens).
AB 53 would require children, up to two years old, to remain in rear facing car seats. Currently, children are required to ride rear facing until 1 year of age.
Garcia said she was encouraged by the momentum building behind AB 53 and the support her bill has received to make California the first in the nation to mandate this critical child safety improvement. “With this simple adjustment of flipping the car seat around, California will lead the way in averting needless tragedy and saving the lives of countless children,” Garcia said.