The car seats, which is funded by a $245,500 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety's Keep 'Em Safe program, will be issued through September.

The goal of the program is to increase the proper use of child car seats and seat belt use, and to educate parents about vehicle safety including information on air bags and the dangers of leaving children alone in the car, according to the county.

“Nothing is more important than the safety and well-being of our children,” stated Supervisor Dianne Jacob. “There’s no doubt that car seats and boosters can reduce serious injuries and save lives.”

Last year, 2,360 child car seats were distributed throughout the region.

For more information about the Keep ‘Em Safe program, call 888-846-4200.