Motor Vehicle Crashes continue to be the leading cause of death for children 3 and up. Child safety seats, including boosters, are proven to be effective in preventing injuries and deaths, but 43% of children killed in crashes are found to be unrestrained. Studies show that booster seats can reduce the risk of injury by nearly 60% in children ages 4-7!
The law in Texas requires that children under 8 years old, unless taller than 4 feet 9 inches ride in a child restraint system. Most children do not reach 4’9” until about 11 years old.
To be sure you child is riding safely, come to the Car Seat Checkup Event on Wednesday, March 2 from 10:00 a.m.-12 p.m. at 201 E 10th Street (Bailey Inglish back parking lot).
This event is free and open to the public.
Certified passenger safety technicians will provide a FREE inspection and may be able to provide a FREE car seat or booster if you are in need. For more information on the event, contact the Fannin County Extension Office at (903)583-7453.
Don’t take chances with your child’s safety! Buckle every child in the proper child safety seat or seat belt on every trip!