child safety seat awareness

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It is important to choose the proper child safety seat or booster for your child as the restraint type is dependent on the age, height, and weight of the child.

In Texas, a person commits an offense if the person operates a passenger vehicle, transports a child who is younger than eight years of age, unless the child is taller than four feet, nine inches, and does not keep the child secured during the operation of the vehicle in a child passenger safety seat system according to the instructions of the manufacturer of the safety seat system.

Here are some helpful resources:

Texas Department of Public Safety
Answers to frequently asked questions on child safety seats.
https://www.dps.texas.gov/director_staff/public_information/occSafetyPrgmFAQs.htm

National Highway Transportation Administration (NHTSA)
Information on how to choose the proper seat for your child and vehicle.
https://www.nhtsa.gov/equipment/car-seats-and-booster-seats#find-compare-seats

Driscoll Children Hospital Injury Prevention
Call 361-694-6700 & employees with the Injury Prevention at Driscoll Children’s Hospital can have your car seat inspected to ensure that it is properly installed.