Louisiana State Police to offer free car seat checks

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From The Louisiana State Police:

This week is National Child Passenger Safety Week and the Louisiana State Police wants to ensure your car seats are installed properly. Far too often, we witness children killed or injured in preventable motor vehicle crashes across Louisiana. Car seats significantly reduce the risk of injury and death when installed properly and the child is harnessed appropriately. In an effort to improve child safety, Troopers will be on-hand around the state this Saturday, September 26, 2020 to check your car seat and teach parents and caregivers the correct way to use and install the child safety seat.

Louisiana State Police is a partner with the Louisiana Passenger Safety Task Force (LPSTF) and nationally certified car seat technicians will be manning each event in Louisiana. This service is free to the public. Stop by one of the locations listed below to ensure your child’s safety in the vehicle. All events begin at 9 am-12 noon.

Baton Rouge – East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office

9313 Burbank Drive

Chalmette – St. Bernard Government Complex

8201 West Judge Perez

Houma – West Park Climate Control Storage

6767 West Park Avenue

Alexandria – Rapides Regional Medical Center

211 Fourth Street

Monroe – Banner Ford

6300 Frontage Road

Shreveport – Sheriff’s Safety Town

8910 Jewella Avenue

Lafayette – Goodwill Donation Center

2435 West Congress Street

Covington – Leblanc Pediatrics

219 South Tyler Street.

If you are unable to come to any of these events, please use this link to look-up the closest car seat fitting stations in your area:

http://www.lahighwaysafety.org/Documents/All%20FS%207-23.pdf

Each LSP Troop in Louisiana is a designated car seat fitting station. The link above will provide the times and designated day of the week that certified Troopers are available.