Contact: Tim McAlavy
Phone: (903) 737-9213
Date: March 19, 2018
PARIS – Texas Department of Transportation officials today announced that a child car seat safety checkup is scheduled for March 26 in Greenville.
This child car seat safety check is from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Splash Kingdom Water Park parking lot at 6501 I-30 Frontage Road. Car seat checks will be performed by appointment only at this event; to schedule an appointment, call (903) 268-9729.
“Parents can come by with their vehicle, child and car seat, and we will help them make sure their seat is safe and installed correctly,” said Monica Yates, TxDOT traffic funding specialist based in Paris. “We also need to know your child’s weight and height, so please bring that info with you.”
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 3 out of 4 child car seats are not properly installed. Common child safety seat errors include: installing the seat too loosely; putting the harness straps through the wrong slots; leaving harness straps too loose; positioning the chest clip incorrectly; and using the wrong seat belt path.
Drivers should refer to their specific car seat manufacturer’s manual for instructions on how to install a safety seat. The vehicle owner’s manual also includes information on the proper placement of car seats and proper use of the seat belt or LATCH system.
Other sponsors for this event include Texas AgriLife Extension in Hunt County, American Medical Response and Passenger Safety in cooperation with TxDOT’s Save a Life program.
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