Injury Prevention

Mission

Tehama County Public Health is committed to protecting youth from traffic related injuries through providing resources and promoting occupant, bike, and pedestrian safety education.

General Information

Road related traffic crashes are a leading cause of death and injury in the US. Every hour 150 children between the ages of 0-19 are treated in emergency departments for injuries sustained in motor vehicle crashes. Knowing which seat your child should be in and how to install it is no easy task. Our on staff Certified Car Seat Technicians have gone through extensive training and can help you learn how to find the right seat with the right fit for your child.

In regards to bicycle safety, properly-fitted helmets can reduce the risk of head injuries by at least 45 percent! Unfortunately less than half of children 14 and under regularly wear a bike helmet. Tehama County distributed 480 bike helmets in 2017, for information and resources on bicycle safety please contact our offices.

Services Offered

  • Car Seat Education Classes

  • Car Seat Safety Check events

  • Car Seat fitting/installation appointments

  • Car Seats and Bike helmets may be available for low to no cost

  • Pedestrian and bicycle safety education available

  • Bike Rodeos

Throughout Tehama County there are a number of car seat inspection stations available where you can have your car seat checked. Download the pdf for more info.

Child Car Seat Fitting Station Card