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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.

How to report traffic issues and aggressive driving

lidarIf you have seen an ongoing traffic issue or notice an aggressive driver you may contact the Corpus Christi Police Department at saferoadsforcc@cctexas.com.

This email will be received by several different sections within the city so that the issue may be addressed. These sections include Corpus Christi Police Department Uniform Patrol Captains, Traffic Safety Section Lieutenants, and Traffic Engineering at city hall.

To report an aggressive driver be sure to list the following information in the email.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Description of the vehicle
  • License plate

Aggressive Driving behaviors would include:

  • Speeding
  • Following too closely
  • Abrupt lane changes
  • Distracted driving (cell phone use while driving)
  • Failing to signal lane change