TxDOT raising awareness for child safety week campaign

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Updated: 9/14/2013 10:27 pm
Just because a child is in a car seat doesn't mean he or she is safe. That's the message TxDOT is hoping to get across with its car seat check-up event on Saturday.  

The agency taught parents and caregivers how to correctly install a childsafety seat as well as providing them with the correct booster or car seats for their young one and replacing seats that have been recalled.

"Each seat does come with a manufacturer's booklet that gives them the correct installation information, but alot of times, parents do not understand how to install those seat belts correctly, so we try to offer those car seat check up events, where certified technicians are on hand, so that parents can see the misuse that has taken place with the car seat," said Traffic Safety Specialist Karen Peoples.

State law requires a child who is atleast 8 years old, or is 4'9 inches tall, must be properly restrained in car or booster seat.

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