Child Safety Seat Inspections
The Double Oak Police Department is proudly committed to making our community as safe as possible while traveling our roads. Our agency has specially trained technicians that hold a national certification affiliated with SafeKids. Our technician participates in multiple community events throughout the year specifically related to the installation, inspection and education regarding the proper installation of child restraint systems. Our technician will take the time to observe the child in the seat as it is currently being used, inspect the safety seat, and go over proper installation techniques with the parent(s). The process takes about 45 minutes and is free of charge.
The Double Oak Police Department offers child safety seat inspections free of charge by appointment or by calling the number listed above. This service is offered to ensure your child is properly secured when riding in the family vehicle. Often, parents and caregivers feel that since they have read the installation instructions and the child seems comfortable in the seat, that the child is safe. This is not always the case.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website, “Over the years, local, state, and national surveys have been conducted on child safety seat use. They reveal alarming statistics about the safety of children traveling in motor vehicles. Nationally, misuse rates are estimated to be about 80% and can be found in all socioeconomic, and educational levels. This means that children traveling in every community across America are being placed at risk for serious injuries or death because they are improperly restrained or not restrained at all. It is understandable that most parents and caregivers need to seek assistance for:
- Installing the seat correctly
- Obtaining information and experience that will lead to self-sufficiency for future use
- Placing the child in the seat correctly
- Using the correct child safety seat for the age/size of the child
|To schedule an appoint with our department technician, contact Officer Shawn Chelf at (972)355-5995 or e-mail at Shawn.Chelf@Double-Oak.com|