Child Safety Seat Calendar

Inspection Station photo

Child safety seat checkups and inspection stations provide parents and caregivers with the opportunity to have their child's safety seat checked by a nationally certified child passenger safety (CPS) technician or instructor to determine if it is safe and being used correctly.  The service is provided free-of-charge as a public service. Download the what you can expect from a CPS technician PDF, and view the table below for upcoming events that Safe Riders is conducting. 

The following external links to sites listing CPS checkups and inspection stations in Texas are intended to be informational and do not have the endorsement of the Texas Department of State Health Services. These sites may not be accessible to persons with disabilities.

Austin Area

Austin/Travis County EMS 512-972-7233 

Safe Kids Austin 512-324-000 ext.86820

Virtual Car Seat Checkup Events

There are no virtual car seat checkup events scheduled at this time. Please revisit this webpage for updates.

In-Person Car Seat Checkup Events

*Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021

8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Texas Department of State Health Services Safe Riders program

Moreton/HHSC Campus covered parking garage, lower level, southwest corner

1100 W. 49th Street 

Austin, TX 78756

*This event is by appointment only.

Please email saferiders@dshs.texas.gov to schedule an appointment.


Observing Child Passenger Safety Week Sept. 19-25

Sept. 19-25 is Child Passenger Safety Week, including National Seat Check Saturday on Sept. 25. National Seat Check Saturday is a national observance to bring awareness to car seat safety. Child passenger safety technicians can help families install car seats at events listed below.

If you need a car seat and there is not an event listed near you, please contact Safe Riders at saferiders@dshs.texas.gov or 1-800-252-8255 and leave a message. Please include your city, county, and zip code. Safe Riders responds to messages in the order in which they are received. Please allow two-to-three business days for a response to your message. 

Child Passenger Safety Week Events

Date Time Location Contact Information Event Details
Sept. 20-22 Monday/Wednesday 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., 
Tuesday 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
Prestonwood Pregnancy Center
690 W Campbell Rd. Suite 150
Richardson, TX
972-428-4700 
bmorales@prestonwood.org
By appointment only.
Sept. 22 3-6 p.m. Wharton Police Department
911 East Boling Hwy
Wharton, TX 77488
979-532-3131
bguanajuato@cityofwharton.com
The event will be open to the public. No appointments needed. Will have several Certified Child Safety Seat Technicians on site for check ups and child seat installs. Will also have new car seats and boosters to replace or give away as needed. The times for the event are 3pm to 6pm.
Sept. 22 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

DHR Health
1000 E. Dove Ave.
McAllen, TX 78504
956-362-4037 or 956-362-4197
j.welch@dhr-rgv.com

 
Sept. 22 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Spring Fire Department & Safe Kids Greater Houston
Spring Fire Station 75, 3975 FM 2120
Spring, TX 77388
832-824-3481
lmdelgad@texaschildrens.org

Child Car Seat Checks at the Spring Fire Department are by appointment. Please schedule your appointment by

calling 832-824-3481 or by emailing lmdelgad@texaschildrens.org. Child Car Seat Safety Checks are a partnership between the Spring Fire Department & Safe Kids Greater Houston led by Texas Children's Hospital.

Sept. 2310:15 a.m.-2 p.m.  

Texas Children’s Hospital
1210 Dell Dale
Channelview, TX 77530 

832-824-3482
dxsuarez@texaschildrens.org

 
 
 Sept. 233:30-5:30 p.m.  

Harlingen Police Dept.
2715 W. Expressway 83|
Harlingen, TX 78550

 

956-202-2722

scarmona@harlingenpolice.com
 
Sept. 23-24 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Prestonwood Pregnancy Center
7988 W Virginia Dr. Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75237
972-428-4700
rjones@prestonwood.org
By appointment only.
Sept. 241-4 p.m.Texas Department State Health Services
City Hall Clarksville, TX 75426

903-428-3909
Dana.jean@dshs.texas.com
 
Sept. 25, 2021 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Texas Department of Transportation- Laredo District
1817 Bob Bullock Loop

Laredo, TX 78043

956-489-8791
Blanca.Trevinocastro@txdot.gov
Open public event
Sept. 25 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Schertz Police Department
1400 Schertz Parkway Bldg. 5
Schertz, TX 78154
210-619-1264
akraft@schertz.com
This is an open event offered to our community. Schertz PD, Schertz EMS, Cibolo PD, Selma PD, and Universal City FD will be at the event to help teach our community about car seat safety. The event will be in front of the Schertz Community Center (1400 Schertz Parkway, Bldg 5) from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sept. 25 8-10a.m. Texas Department of Transportation
13301 Gateway Blvd. West (off Bill Burnett)
El Paso, TX 79928
915-342-0892 Monica.OKane@txdot.gov Open to Texas residents (please bring your Texas drivers license, TX ID or military ID to event). Due to limited car seat inventory, it will be based on a first-come, first-served basis.
Sept. 258:30-11 a.m. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Passenger Safety KidSafe Initiatives

Brazos Center, 3232 Briarcrest Drive

Bryan, TX 77803
 

201-936-8299

Register at https://tinyurl.com/mwerhvxz
 





Last updated September 22, 2021