In honor of National Child Passenger Safety Week, TxDOT’s annual “Save Me with a Seat” campaign encourages parents and caregivers to sign up for a free child car seat check-up at any of its 25 district offices located throughout Texas.
The Texas Department of Public Safety is issuing a call to action to parents and caregivers to ensure they are using and installing child car seats correctly because vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among children.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) points out that almost half of all car seats are misused. while most people believe their children are properly buckled up.
TxDOT’s free safety seat inspections are available throughout the year and take about 30 minutes. To schedule a seat check-up with a TxDOT Traffic Safety Specialist, visit SaveMeWithaSeat.org and enter your ZIP code to find the nearest TxDOT district office. Drivers also can find out if a child should be in a rear-facing, forward-facing or booster seat, and get other child passenger safety tips by visiting the website.
The “Save Me with a Seat” campaign is a key component of #EndTheStreakTX, a broader social media and word-of-mouth effort that encourages drivers to make safer choices while on the road.