Child Passenger Safety Check

Did you know that 4 out of 5 car seats are installed incorrectly?National surveys have shown as many as 80% of safety seats are installed improperly. 

The Schertz Police Department offers child safety seat inspections through the Safe Kids program to ensure that your child is secured properly when riding in the family vehicle. Our agency has a specially trained technician that hold a national certification affiliated with Safe Kids. 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 30-45 minutes and is free of charge. 

instruction by appointment

Appointments are done Monday through Friday during business hours. Our goal is not to be an installation service, but an education service. We will spend approximately 30 to 40 minutes explaining the parts and functions of your seat as we instruct you in it’s proper installation and use. If possible we would like you to install the seat on your own, using what you have learned. 

Please contact Officer Anna Kraft at 210-619-1264 or akraft@schertz.com to make an appointment. 

what is the law?

Texas Transportation Code 545.412 states:

A person commits an offense if the person operates a passenger vehicle or light truck and transports a child who is younger than 8 years of age and less than 4’9" in height and does not keep the child secured during the operation of the vehicle, in a child safety seat according to the instructions of the manufacturer of the safety seat system. 

useful websites

Safekids Worldwide

TXDPS - Child Passenger Recommendations

NHTSA

National Car Seat Guide