David Glessner, the information officer for the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT), joined Lubbock's First News Tuesday to discuss child safety seat awareness week.

September 13-19 marks Texas' child safety seat awareness week.

"First and foremost it's all about saving lives," said Glessner. "It's always a tragedy when we lose anyone on a Texas roadway, but it's especially heartbreaking when we find out that a child has been injured or killed because he or she was not properly restrained in a child safety seat."

This week drivers and caregivers can schedule a free safety seat inspection at their local TXDOT office to make sure that their child safety seat is properly installed.

Lubbock's TXDOT office is located at 135 E Slaton Highway and the phone number for that office is (806) 748-4478. People can also text the word 'seat' and their zip code to 876526 and they'll receive a message telling them how to get to their closest TXDOT offfice.

Listen to the entire interview with David Glessner in the video above.

Tune in to Lubbock’s First News with Tom Collins and Laura Mac each weekday morning from 6 to 8:30 a.m. on News/Talk 790 KFYO or online at KFYO.com.