Baton Rouge – This Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, from 9 a.m. until noon, the Louisiana State Police will participate in National Seat Check Saturday by partnering with the Louisiana Passenger Safety Task Force to provide free child passenger safety seat checks throughout the state. Seat checks will be conducted by certified child passenger safety technicians who will provide hands-on child safety seat inspections and answer questions at no charge.
State police said car seats and booster seats save lives, and these devices offer the best protection for children in the event of a crash. During the past 30 years, approximately 9,000 lives have been saved by the use of child restraints, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
"Unfortunately, at least 3-out-of-4 children are in a safety seat that is the wrong size/type or is improperly installed," LSP officials said in a statement. "It is important caregivers ensure children are properly restrained in an appropriate child safety seat, booster seat, or seat belt anytime they are traveling in a vehicle."
Every Louisiana State Police troop location is recognized by the NHTSA as a child safety seat inspection station. Individuals who are not able to attend this event are encouraged to contact their nearest State Police troop location to schedule a free car seat inspection. Contact information is available on LSP's website, www.lsp.org.
Region A – EBRSO Traffic Office – 9313 Burbank Dr., Baton Rouge
Region B – Diving Mercy Church – 4337 Sal Lentini Pkwy., Kenner
Region C – (Houma area) Event postponed due to hurricane recovery efforts
Region D – Southwest Beverage – 3860 Broad St., Lake Charles
Region E – Rapides Regional Hospital – 211 Fourth St., Alexandria
Region F – Banner Ford – 6300 Frontage Rd., Monroe
Region G – Caddo Sheriff’s Safety Town – 8910 Jewella Ave., Shreveport
Region I – Ochsner-Lafayette General – 2810 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., Lafayette
Region L – Leblanc Pediatrics – 319 S. Tyler St., Covington