It’s probably not something you give a whole lot of thought to.
That’s car seat safety. As it gets colder outside did you know dressing your child in a puffy coat could jeopardize your child’s safety?
The extra space between a child’s jacket and their seat belt could cause a child to be thrown out of the seat if the car is involved in an accident.
Safe Kids Program officials say what happens in those thick jackets, is they can become compressed, making for space between the seatbelt and the child, and that’s not good.
If you’re unsure on how the car seat meets safety standards, several places in Amarillo can show you how to install them safely.
You can make appointments online for inspections or attend car seat safety events.
You can get more information on how to make appointments by calling the Amarillo Public Safety Department and asking for a safety technician