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Frequently Asked Questions

Child Passenger Safety

  1. Where can I get a free car seat or booster seat?
  2. I thought the middle seat was the safest for my child, but his/her booster seat says I have to use a lap and shoulder belt. Where should I put him/her?
  3. Can someone check my child's safety seat to make sure it's safe?
  4. Do I have to have booster seats for all of my children's friends when I take them somewhere?
  5. My child is embarrassed to ride in a booster seat - her friends call her a baby. What can I do?
  6. My infant is not yet one year old, but his feet are touching the seat back and I'm afraid he's not comfortable. Can I turn him around to face forward?
  7. I have several children of different ages. Where should they sit in the car?
  8. Do you have any brochures or flyers I can hand out at our upcoming safety fair?
  9. Can Safer do a car seat clinic for our organization?
  10. How do I know if my child needs to be riding in a booster seat?
  11. Will I get a ticket if…?
  12. There are so many different car seats - how do I know which one to use for my child?
  13. Which brand of child safety seat should I purchase for my child?
  14. I work at a hospital. How do we become a car seat distribution site?
  15. How do I become a certified car seat technician?
  16. When is the next car seat clinic or inspection event in my area?
  17. How do I know if my child's car seat has been recalled?
  18. Why should my child ride in the back seat?
  19. Can I place my child next to a side airbag?


  1. What is a sobriety checkpoint?
  2. Are sobriety checkpoints legal in New Mexico?
  3. What is a saturation patrol?
  4. What is a Superblitz and when are they?
  5. What is the legal blood alcohol content (BAC) level in New Mexico?
  6. What is ignition interlock?
  7. Where can my agency obtain the Sobriety Checkpoint Training course?
  8. What will happen to me if I am arrested for DWI in New Mexico?

Seat Belts

  1. What is the law in New Mexico regarding seat belt use?
  2. Why don't school buses have seat belts?
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