Free child safety seat check this weekend in Bakersfield

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — The California Highway Patrol and Bakersfield Police Department are hosting a free child car seat inspection this weekend.

The event, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Target on Stockdale Highway, is designed for parents to gain the peace of mind that their child's seat is properly installed. The CHP says 80 percent of child car seats are "critically misused."

Specially trained child safety seat technicians will be on hand.

Funding for the seat-check event is from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.