Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among children ages 3 to 14. The use of child safety seats is extremely effective and reduces the risk of death by as much as 71%, yet nearly 73% of child restraints are not installed or used correctly. Our goal is to make sure that every child is fully protected when riding in a car by providing free Car Seat Safety Checks monthly at various locations around Austin and Travis County. Our Child Passenger Safety program has 20 certified techs who participate in 2-3 seat check events every month. You have the opportunity to bring your car seat in to be inspected and ensure it is the correct type of seat and installed properly in the vehicle. Along with this, we provide families with car seats if they are in need of one.
Call 512-972-SAFE (7233) or email EMS Public Education for more information or to sign up for one of our classes or events.