TxDOT offering child safety seat checkups in Lubbock

TxDOT offering child safety seat checkups in Lubbock

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The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the Injury Prevention Coalition of the South Plains, Inc., will host a car seat checkup event from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., on Saturday, March 3, at Little Gym, located on 98th Street and Slide Road.

Certified car seat technicians will be on-site to teach parents and caregivers how to determine if their child is in the right seat for the child’s age and size. Parents are asked to know their child’s height and weight, and should bring their current safety seat for proper installation.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nationally, 3 out of 4 safety seats are not used correctly. A Texas study found that nearly 9 out of 10 babies and toddlers were riding in safety seats, but more than a quarter of those safety seats were being used incorrectly.

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