Every day, an unrestrained child under the age of five is killed in a traffic crash in this country. Using the appropriate child safety seat is the most appropriate way to protect a child.
Here is the Law
HB 537 requires all occupants of a vehicle, no matter their age, to be secured by a safety belt, no matter where they are seated in the vehicle.
SB 61 amends the existing statue regarding child passenger safety seats. The bill required that any child younger than 8 years of age be restrained in an approved child passenger safety seat unless the child is at least 4 feet, 9 inches in height.
Children under a year old and less than 20 lbs.
Children at least one year old and between 20 and 40 lbs
Children between 40 and 80 lbs.
Here is what you need to know to keep your child safe
For information about child safety seats, or to have your safety seat checked, call the El Paso Police Department’s Safe Communities Program at 564-7352.