The Texas Department of Transportation will be conducting free child safety seat checks this Friday, August 31 from 10AM to noon at Ellis Pottery 3920 Summerhill Road in Texarkana.

Parents and caregivers can have their child safety seats checked to make sure they meet current safety standards, they are installed correctly and find out what type of safety 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 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.

The event is being sponsored by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and Northeast Traffic Safety Coalition.

Fact: Studies show 4 out of every 5 car seats are installed incorrectly.

Is your child’s safety seat secure?

  • Does the seat move from side to side in the car?
  • Is the seat too large or too small for the child?
  • Do you know the history of the seat?

For more information, contact: Irene Webster, TxDOT Traffic Safety Specialist at 903-799-1221.