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TEXARKANA, Texas — A free child safety seat inspection will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Texas High School Parking Lot, 4001 Summerhill Road in Texarkana, Texas.

In recognition of National Child Passenger Safety Week, parents and caregivers can have their child safety seats checked to make sure they meet current safety standards and are installed correctly and find out what types of seats are required for different ages and sizes of children.

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 who are 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.

The event is being sponsored by the Texas Department of Transportation, Northeast Texas Traffic Safety Coalition and Texas High School.

Studies show four out of every five car seats are installed incorrectly, according to TxDOT.

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