Quality Control provide safety education, free car seats to low income families

Calhoun Agrilife Extension Office and TX Dot have partnered with Quality Control Testing in Port Lavaca to provide car seat safety checks for low income families.

Officials provided education on proper car seat usage and safely installed new car seats for families without the income to buy their own.

in total, more than 20 car seats were replaced, due to safety concerns, with new car seats that will provide the proper safety for young children.

“Parents come in, a lot of times there’s gonna be a gross misuse, as we call it,” Agrilife Program Coordinator Mike Guidry explained. “Child’s forward facing versus rear facing. The child transitions from that booster seat to a regular adult seat belt way too soon. These are easily correctable, but, there’s a lot of these smaller things that just parents just don’t know about that we want to correct as well.”

TX Dot hope to hold another car seat safety event, this time in the Victoria area, sometime in early spring.