TYLER, Texas (KETK) – The Texas Department of Transportation and Agrilife Extension will be giving a free child seat inspection in Tyler as part of the Passenger Safety Project.
The free inspections will be held at Classic Toyota of Tyler, 1717 West Southwest Loop 323 on Sept. 22 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Representatives will be present to inspect car safety seats to make any adjustments needed, which also could include swapping out unsafe or outgrown seats with new ones.
Agrilife reps will also provide training on how to properly install the seats and secure children in them.
The Passenger Safety Project at the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service works to reduce deaths and injuries from motor vehicle crashes by increasing the use of child restraints and safety belts. The project’s emphasis is on increasing the correct use of child safety seats across Texas.
In addition to conducting checkup events, child safety seat fitting stations have been established at county extension offices, fire/EMS and law enforcement departments to allow families easy access to certified technicians. When needed, a replacement seat is issued at no charge to parents and caregivers at child safety seat checkup events and fitting station appointments.