Free car seat safety checks offered this weekend for National Child Passenger Safety Week

Free car seat safety checks this weekend for National Child Passenger Safety Week - 6:30 a.m.
Source: WAFB
Source: WAFB

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - When it comes to child safety, you can never be too safe.

This week is National Child Passenger Safety Week. It's all about making sure your child rides safely in vehicles.

For parents or caregivers who may have lost a car seat or even a vehicle during recent flooding, it's important to make sure you get the correct one for your child and ensure it is installed correctly.

There are specific seats made for children by specifications of weight, height, and age.

"Studies show that it's a proven fact that child safety seats actually help protect children in the event of a crash, said Sgt. Jared Sandifer, spokesman for Louisiana State Police. "That's the number one way we can protect children if a crash does occur. We want to make sure that seat is installed properly, so that's why troopers are going to be teaming up with public safety partners across the state."

Louisiana State Police, in conjunction with the Louisiana Passenger Safety Task Force and University Medical Center in New Orleans, held many seat inspections across the state.

For those who are not able to attend the child safety seat check event this weekend, Louisiana State Police Troop A conducts seat inspections every Tuesday from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Troop A is located at 17801 Highland Road in Baton Rouge.

You must make an appointment to participate in one of these safety checks. To do so, click here.

The Alliance Safety Council also has a Child Injury Prevention Specialist who can help parents and caregivers install safety seats by appointment. To schedule an appointment, call 225-282-3281.

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