The Louisiana State Police Troop D and the Louisiana Passenger Safety Task Force will give free child passenger safety seat checks on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Lake Charles Toyota (3905 Gerstner Memorial Drive in Lake Charles). Certified child passenger safety technicians will be on hand to safety inspect seats, and answer questions, for FREE.

The event will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

At least 3 out of 4 child restraint systems are being misused. This child passenger safety check event is a great opportunity for caregivers to ensure their child is in an age and weight appropriate child restraint and to have that child restraint checked and/or installed free of charge.

Child safety seats and booster seats save lives. They offer the best protection for children in the event of a crash. During the past 30 years, nearly 9,000 lives have been saved by the use of child restraints according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). It is important that caregivers ensure children are properly restrained in an appropriate child safety seat, booster seat, or seat belt—every trip, every time.- LSP Press Release

Read more about Louisiana child passenger safety law here.