TXDOT to offer free child safety seat check

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TEXARKANA, Texas (KTAL/KMSS) – You can get a free child safety seat check next week in East Texas.

The event will take place Saturday, September 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Texas High School parking lot, 4001 Summerhill Road, in Texarkana, Texas.

On-site certified technicians will educate caregivers about proper car seat installation, check to make sure the seats are installed correctly, and inform you of what type of safety seats are required for different ages and sizes of children. No appointment is needed.

Replacement car seats will be provided to participants with substandard safety seats for qualifying Texas residents.

Participants should be sure to bring proof of residency, such as a utility bill, and proof of government assistance like WIC or Medicare card.

The child using the seat must be present and parents must know the weight and height of the child.

This event is sponsored by The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), Northeast Texas Traffic Safety Coalition and Texas High School.

Fact: Studies show 4 out of every 5 car seats are installed incorrectly.
Important questions to ask:
• Is the child’s safety seat secure?
• Does it move from side to side in the car?
• Is the seat too large or too small for the child?
• Do I know the history of the seat?

For more information, contact: Irene Webster, TxDOT Traffic Safety Specialist at 903-799-1221 or Irene.webster@txdot.gov.

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