Provided by TxDOT
WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, 10 a.m. to noon
WHERE: Babies 'R" Us, 6101 Slide Road, Lubbock, Texas 79414
As part of National Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 14-20, TxDOT is demonstrating the proper ways to install safety seats and reminding drivers to make an appointment for free child safety seat checks year round at the agency's 25 statewide district offices.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates nearly 3 out of 4 child safety seats are not used correctly. Additionally, a recently released study by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute reports nearly 40 percent of children riding in Texas vehicles are either improperly buckled or not buckled at all.