"Our goal was to have a car come in and leave a little bit safer today."
Doctors hospital and TX-dot joined forces to help educate parents on the correct way to use car seat and keep their children safe. Doctors hospital rep, Christen Rojas helped organize the event and shares some common mistakes parents make.
"A lot of times we find that as the child gets older they tend to have the child in the back seat with just a seat belt but a child has to be 4'9" and 8 years old to use an adult seat belt."
When safety seat technicians look at a car seat, they want to know the car seats history. Like whether or not the seat has ever been in an accident or whether or not it's on a recall list. Rick Pineda had his kid’s chairs inspected and learned how to better protect them.
"My son was in a booster without a back and they replaced it with one with a back to give him better head protection. I didn't know that he needed head protect and now I feel a whole better."
The goal is not only make sure parents installed their car seat correctly but to make sure the car is seat is the correct age and weight for the child. Rolando Tijerina got his daughter and sons chair checked and according to inspectors his son's needed to be replaced.
"What were hearing now is one is good. We needed something better for his size. I'm actually grateful that we found out here now.
With spring break right around the corner, you can expect a lot more traffic on the roadways and is why getting your car seat inspected is important. For KGNS news, I’m James Johnson.