In a effort to keep kids safe while you travel on the roadways and highways, the Louisiana State Police is putting on an event geared toward checking your child safety seats or car seats to make sure they are safe for your kids to ride in your vehicle.

The event will take place at Lake Charles Toyota (3905 Gerstner Memorial Drive, Lake Charles) from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

On Saturday, March 29, 2014, Louisiana State Police Troop D and the Louisiana Passenger Safety Task Force will provide free child passenger safety seat checks in Lake Charles.  These checks will be conducted by child passenger safety technicians who will provide hands-on child safety seat inspections and answer questions at no charge.

 

The event will take place at Lake Charles Toyota (3905 Gerstner Memorial Drive, Lake Charles) from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 

It is estimated that 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.

 

Participating agencies include Louisiana State Police Troop D, Impact Lake Charles AmeriCorps, and the Ward 1 (Moss Bluff) Fire Department.

 

Support for this event is provided by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission and Lake Charles Toyota.
Source:LSP Sgt. James Anderson

 

Make sure to take advantage of this free service provided by the State Police this Saturday March 29th, 2013 at Lake Charles Toyota located at 3905 Gerstner Memorial Drive, Lake Charles.