State agencies team up to offer free child safety seat inspections

State agencies team up to offer free child safety seat inspections

WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) - Kids safety was on the top of mind Friday at an event at the Texas Department of Public Safety building on Southwest Parkway in Wichita Falls.
Child safety seat inspections were the final phase of a Child Passenger Safety Certification Course held by the Department of State Health Services.

"This course identifies how best to go in and review what a family has and share some information so we can empower these families to select correct seats or correctly use their car seats," Safe Riders Coordinator, Frank Luera said.

Parents were given the opportunity to make sure their children would make it to and from school safely. TxDOT and the Department of State Health Services teamed up to offer these free child safety seat inspections.

School district, hospital systems, law enforcement and EMS officials who were going through the training, performed these inspections. Safety experts said making sure parents are checking the height and weight for the seat is crucial.

"We know that kids are going to grow. They're going to get bigger. All kids are different. Some are going to reach their weight limit first. Some will reach their height first. So kind of refresh yourself, looking at those labels every once in a while," Traffic Safety Specialist for TxDOT, Tish Beaver said.

If you'd like to schedule a free child seat safety inspection give TxDOT a call at (940) 720-7700 or head to safekids.org.

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