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Posted on: September 5, 2023

[ARCHIVED] City to host car seat inspection event

Woman in fire department polo holing a clipboard speaks to an older woman carrying a small child

PHOTO: Fire Inspector/Investigator Maria Perez with the City of Victoria Fire Marshal’s Office advises a resident about proper car seat installation during a car seat inspection event hosted by the City of Victoria in 2022 at the Victoria Community Center.

Caregivers can learn about best practices for child safety seats and find out whether their children are buckled up properly at the City of Victoria’s upcoming car seat inspection event.

The car seat inspections will be 4-6 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Victoria Community Center, 2905 E. North St. The court is hosting the event as part of Child Passenger Safety Week, a national observance Sept. 17-23 that aims to raise awareness of car seat safety.

The event is free, but registration is required. To register, visit www.victoriatx.gov/carseat

The City’s certified child passenger safety technicians will teach caregivers about best practices they might not be aware of, including how to use the seat belt or LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) systems in their vehicles and how to install car seats according to safety standards for their specific seats and vehicles. 

Each caregiver must bring the child and the child’s car seat to the event.

For more information about Municipal Court programs and services, visit www.victoriatx.gov/municipalcourt

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