Parents and caregivers can have their child safety seats checked this weekend to make sure they meet current safety standards, are installed correctly and what the requirements are for their child.
The event will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Trailhead Park Pavilion in New Boston.
The event is being sponsored by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the New Boston Chamber of Commerce, according to a news release.
On-site certified technicians will educate caregivers about proper car seat installation. 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 (WIC or Medicare card). The child using the seat must be present and parents must know the weight and height of the child.
Studies show four out of every five car seats are installed incorrectly, according to TxDOT.
For more information, contact: Irene Webster, TxDOT traffic safety specialist at 903-799-1221 or Irene.firstname.lastname@example.org.