Free Child Car Seat Inspections Offered at Texas Health Dallas|
DALLAS — Car accidents are the number one killer of children 1 to 12 years old. Even when child restraints are used, studies show three out of four car seats are used incorrectly.
That’s why Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas is hosting free child car seat inspections at the hospital on the first Saturday of each month. Parents can call 1-877-THR-WELL (1-877-847-9355) to reserve a 30 minute one-on-one session with a certified child passenger safety technician to learn how they can keep their children safe while traveling.
“There are basic guidelines about car seat safety every parent should know,” said Holly Roberts, R.N., a certified car safety passenger technician and a nurse in the newborn nursery at Texas Health Dallas.
During the free event, certified technicians will also assist parents with car seat fitting and installation, as well as provide education about child restraints and how to properly use their purchased rear facing car seats, forward facing car seats and booster seats.
“When used properly, car seats can help save lives,” Roberts said.
The program, called Child Automobile Safety Initiative, is part of Texas Health Dallas’ mission to improve the health of the people in the local community. Parents must bring their purchased car seat, the car seat manufacturer manual and their child to the event. The program also offers safety tips for parents traveling with children.
Basic recommendations for children include:
For more information about the Child Automobile Safety Initiative at Texas Health Dallas, or to sign up for one of the monthly safety classes, call 1-877-THR-WELL (1-877-847-9355).
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