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Free car seat check clinic to be held in Robstown tomorrow

Posted at 5:33 PM, Sep 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-28 18:33:42-04

It’s National Car Seat Awareness week.

In honor of that week, the Texas Department of Public Safety, the Texas Department of Transportation and Driscoll Children’s Hospital will hold a free child car seat check tomorrow.

It will be held at the Robstown Fire Department at 516 East Avenue B from 9am until 1pm.

DPS Sgt. Nathan Brandley says 9 out of 10 people who come through their clinic don’t have their car seats installed properly. He says being properly restrained can save your life.

“Anytime, an adult or a child wears a safety belt or in a car seat, you’re giving yourself already a 50 percent higher chance of surviving a major crash, especially in a rollover, from not being ejected,” Sgt. Brandley said.

By the way, state law requires children under the age of eight or under 4’9″ to be in a child safety seat. If they’re not, the driver will be ticketed.