AAA Texas to host virtual Child Passenger Safety Seat workshop Oct. 16

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AAA Texas says they will be hosting a Child Passenger Safety Seat workshop for parents and caregivers on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021.

The workshop’s aim is to educate parents and caregivers about proper seat installation and save lives as the No. 1 cause of death among children are motor vehicle crashes. Furthermore, three out of four car seats are installed incorrectly.

“Now more than ever, as road travel picks back up, parents need to be reminded and shown how to utilize child passenger safety seats correctly,” said Kara Thorp, AAA Texas public affairs specialist and certified child passenger safety technician. “When installed and utilized properly, child seats can reduce injuries between 45 to 71 percent.”

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Texas state law says that children eight and younger, unless they are 4-9 in height, must be properly restrained in a child safety seat or a booster seat when riding in a motor vehicle. Failure to do so can result in fines of up to $250, plus court costs according to the Texas Department of Transportation.

For more information on child seat safety visit https://exchange.aaa.com/safety/child-passenger-safety/car-seat-safety/ and visit www.aaa.com/childsafety to register for an upcoming AAA Texas workshop. There is no charge to participate in these educational workshops.