LUFKIN – A Child Passenger Safety Certification Course will be held in the Lufkin District Feb. 18-21 that will help those wanting to be certified as a safety technician gain certification in how to properly install and inspect a child safety seat.

The certification class will be held in the Lufkin Texas Department of Transportation, 1805 North Timberland Drive, Lufkin, TX 75901. The cost of the class is $95.

To register, visit [] and click on “FIND A COURSE”. Type Course ID # TX2020011362 into the search field. Applicants can also contact Lufkin District Traffic Safety Specialist, Melissa McKnight at (936) 633-4303 for more information.

Three out of four children are not buckled correctly in a car safety seat and the need is growing for parents and agency representatives to be certified to make sure children are restrained properly. Seats for the training are limited and those interested are encouraged to register.

This program is a joint effort hosted by Texas Kid Safe, Baylor Scott & White Health and the Texas Department of Transportation.


Rhonda Oaks
Rhonda Oaks
Rhonda Oaks is the Public Information Officer for the nine-county Lufkin District of the Texas Department of Transportation. A Lufkin native, she is a graduate of Hudson High School and Angelina College. She has a background in print journalism and worked for many years as a newspaper reporter and a freelance writer. She has received eight Associated Press awards. Her articles have been published in many publications over the past 25 years.