SANTA FE ― The New Year brings a new schedule for car and booster seat inspections. The New Mexico Department of Transportation and Safer New Mexico Now will host car seat inspection clinics and fitting stations statewide in 2020.
This free educational event provides parents and caregivers the opportunity to receive hands-on instruction from nationally-certified child passenger safety technicians. Technicians will educate parents on the proper selection, installation and use of car seats and booster seats.
Technicians can also determine if a seat is recalled, expired or otherwise unsafe.
Appointments take approximately 30 minutes per seat. Parents and caregivers should bring their car seat and if possible, the child. There is no charge for the service; however a seat replacement fee of $25 may apply.
Fitting stations offer appoints during regular hours of operation at 11 permanent locations, including Alamogordo, Deming, three locations in Albuquerque, Carlsbad, Farmington, Las Cruces, Rio Rancho and two locations in Santa Fe.
Fitting stations are a public service funded by the NMDOT and are available to everyone. Appointments are encouraged.