The Texas Department of Transportation is holding a free child safety seat check this Friday July 18.The event will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Texana Bank rear parking lot on East Campbell Street in Linden Texas.

Three out of four children are not buckled in correctly when traveling. Parents and caregivers can have their child safety seats checked to make sure they meet current safety standards, that 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 event is being sponsored by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the Northeast Texas Traffic Safety Coalition.  For more information, contact: Irene Webster, TxDOT Traffic Safety Specialist at 903-799-1221 or