The Flower Mound Police Department is currently offering child safety seat inspections by appointment by calling the number listed above. This is to ensure that your child is secured properly when riding in the family vehicle. We understand the importance of safety when it comes to transporting such valuable cargo. Many people 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 races, 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
Child Safety Seat Inspections
The Flower Mound Police Department is committed to the goal of making the youth of 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 technicians participate in multiple community events throughout the year specifically related to the installation, inspection and education regarding the proper installation of child restraint systems. Our technicians 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.