Free Car Seats, Inspections, and Installation
A child is involved in a car crash every 25 seconds. In fact, car crashes have been one of the leading cause of death among children for the last 20 years.
In many cases, these tragedies could have been prevented if the child was properly secured. Unfortunately, only 1 in 5 parents check to make sure their child’s car seat is properly installed. Installing a car seat can be complicated and frustrating, but child safety is important to us.
Our annual Car Seat Safety event is designed to teach parents about car seat safety, provide free car seats to anyone in need, and make sure that every child who shows up leaves safer than they arrived. Each year, we partner with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension’s professionally trained technicians to teach parents how to correctly install their child’s car seat. Anyone is welcome – all you have to do is sign up below.
If you or anyone you know needs help with a new car seat or instructions on how to safely install one, here is what you need to know!
A properly installed car seat can reduce the risk of injury for child passengers by over 70%. Sign up today to keep your child safe.
The proper use of child safety seats reduces the risk of injury and death, leading to reduced medical costs, avoidance of lost future earnings, and improved quality of life after a collision. This adds up to an estimated $2,159 per child age 0 to 4, $2,606 per child age 4 to 7 for new seats distributed, and $622 per child for seat misuse corrected with an assumed 75% continued use.
Based on the estimations above, the total economic impact for the 204 inspections at the event on September 23rd, 2017, is $267,974.
Still want to speak with a car seat safety inspector? No problem! Our friends at Texas A&M Agrilife Extension offer free car seat safety inspections and installations all year round. Click below to get your appointment scheduled with an expert technician.