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Get that car seat checked this weekend

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Posted at 12:50 PM, Sep 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-22 13:50:47-04

Louisiana State Police are offering to check your car seats this weekend, to mark National Child Passenger Safety Week.

"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," a release from LSP states.

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. All events begin at 9 am and last until 12 noon.

Lafayette – Goodwill Donation Center
2435 West Congress Street

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

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.