Contact: Jennifer Wright
Phone: (915) 790-4340
Date: March 8, 2018
The TxDOT Traffic Operations Division will be conducting two car seat check events for residents. The interactive safety events are scheduled for:
Wednesday, March 14
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Babies “R” Us
1327 George Dieter Drive
Friday, March 16
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
TxDOT District Offices
13301 Gateway West
The TxDOT Traffic Safety Specialist and other certified CPS technicians will be on-hand to provide education on proper use and correct installation of car seats. Residents must bring their child and/or children along with the car seat or booster seat the child is currently using.
Residents are encouraged to show up early as technicians at the event will assist attendees on a first-come, first-served basis.
“We encourage parents to take the time to come see us to ensure proper use of their child’s car seat,” said TxDOT Traffic Safety Specialist Monica O’Kane. “We can help prevent many common mistakes and help potentially save a life. These car seat checks are free and available for any parent.”
According to the National Center for Health Statistics, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children 14 years old or younger. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that roughly three out of four child safety seats are not used correctly.
Locally, the TxDOT traffic safety team partners with entities to offer parents car seat checks regularly. At the last car seat check event in Clint last month, TxDOT collaborated with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office and El Paso Children’s Hospital to serve 16 families and inspect 22 car seats.
For more details on child safety, visit Click It or Ticket.
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