Free Car Seat Safety Checkups Come to Alpine, Brady, Van Horn and Big Spring

News Release
September 25, 2018

News Release
Sept. 25, 2018

The Texas Department of State Health Services is hosting child safety seat checkups in four cities across western Texas this week. DSHS encourages drivers with young children in Alpine, Brady, Van Horn and Big Spring to make an appointment and get their child safety seats checked.

Every day in Texas, children ride in car seats that have been installed incorrectly or are wrong for their ages and sizes. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 59 percent of car seats are used improperly. The DSHS car seat checkup will help parents and caregivers make sure their children ride as safely as possible – every trip, every time.

Parents and legal guardians interested in getting their car seats checked by a trained technician must make an appointment in advance by calling the local DSHS office and must have their child with them at the checkup. If the technician determines that someone’s current seat is unsafe, it will be replaced at no cost. DSHS will also share important information about health, safe sleep for infants, tobacco prevention and immunizations.

This week’s car seat safety schedule and appointment information is below.


Wednesday, Sept. 26, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
DSHS Office, 205 N. Cockrell St.
Appointments: 432-837-3877


Thursday, Sept. 27, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
DSHS Office, 1004 S. Bridge St.
Appointments: 325-597-0550, ext. 2222

Van Horn

Thursday, Sept. 27, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
El Mercado, 604 W. Broadway
Appointments: 432-283-3090

Big Spring

Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, 8 a.m. – 12 noon
DSHS Office, 501 Birdwell Lane
Appointments: 432-263-9775


(News Media Contact: ChrisVan Deusen, DSHS Director of Media Relations, 512-776-7119)

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