Vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death among children in the nation, so Texas Department of Transportation’s in Abilene and Brownwood will host free child safety seat check-up events.

Car seat safety means saving lives, so TxDOT is hosting safety check events in both Abilene and Brownwood soon.

The Car Seat Safety Checks will take place at the following times and locations:

BROWNWOOD: Big Country Ford – 500 W. Commerce Street
Thursday, September 22 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

ABILENE: Taylor County Expo Center Entertainment Pavilion – 1700 SH 36 
Saturday, September 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

During the events, Child Passenger Safety Technicians will:

  • Provide hands on instructions on how to correctly place a child in a child safety seat 
  • Assist parents/caregivers with installation of their child’s safety seat
  • Offer tips on how to choose the appropriate safety seat based on their child’s age, height, and weight
  • Ensure that the child’s safety seat has not been recalled or expired 

If you are unable to make it to either of these checks parents can schedule a free check from TxDOT year round by going to and entering your zip code to find the nearest TxDOT office.