The third week of September has been established as National Child Passenger Safety Week. Parents across the world transport their children in vehicles daily in child safety seats. The goal of National Child Passenger Safety Week is to make sure your child is in the correct car seat and that it is properly installed.
Car seats can reduce the risk of fatal injuries in a crash by 71% for infants and 54% for toddlers. Vehicle accidents are a leading cause of death for children. Data shows that from 2013 to 2017, there were 3,313 children under the age of 13 killed while riding in passenger vehicles. These deaths are preventable by making sure children are properly buckled in and sitting in a properly installed safety seat.
For help to get your child passenger seat installed correctly please see list below:
Dallas Police Department -South Central NPO Unit
Senior Corporal Bronner – 214-671-4532
(Call for appointment)
TxDot – Dallas District
Bernadine Moore – 214-320-6220
Elizabeth Jones – 214-320-6235
Children’s Health Car Seat Hotline
Texas Department of Public Safety
Lt. Lonny Haschel, CPSTI – Dallas-Ft. Worth Area