Child Safety Seat Inspections
OverviewThe Flower Mound 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. Safety seat inspections are conducted along with other Flower Mound Police Department events during the year. The dates, times, and locations for these events will be posted on the Town of Flower Mound's social media accounts. We understand the importance of safety when it comes to transporting such valuable cargo. For questions regarding this program, please contact Community Services at FMPD.CommunityServices@Flower-Mound.com.
To see if you qualify for free car seats through the Safe Riders program, please contact the Denton County Health Department or Parkland Hospital.
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 Safe Kids. 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.
|Tuesday, September 3||8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.||Flower Mound Library, 3030 Broadmoor Lane||Child Safety Seat Inspections/Digital Child ID Kits Event|
|Thursday, September 19||2:30 - 6:30 p.m.||Flower Mound Police Department, 4150 Kirkpatrick Lane||Child Safety Seat Inspections|
|Saturday, September 28||8:30 a.m. - noon||Flower Mound High School, 3411 Peters Colony Rd.||Child Safety Seat Inspections/Keep Flower Mound Beautiful Fall Trash Bash|
|Saturday, October 12||10 a.m. - 2 p.m.||Flower Mound Police Department||FMPD Open House/Child Safety Seat Inspections/Digital Child ID Kits|
|Thursday, October 24||2:30 - 6:30 p.m.||Flower Mound Police Department||Child Safety Seat Inspections|
|Saturday, November 9||9 a.m. - 1 p.m.||Flower Mound Police Department||Child Safety Seat Inspections/Digital Child ID Kits Event|
|Thursday, November 21||2:30 - 6:30 p.m.||Flower Mound Police Department||Child Safety Seat Inspections|
|Thursday, December 5||2:30 - 6:30 p.m.||Flower Mound Police Department||Child Safety Seat Inspections|
|Thursday, December 19||2:30 - 6:30 p.m.||Flower Mound Police Department||Child Safety Seat Inspections|