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 at the rear of the Lake Charles Civic Center from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. this Saturday.

On Saturday, May 17, 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 the rear of the Lake Charles Civic Center (900 Lakeshore Drive in Lake Charles) from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m.  It is being held in conjunction with the My Fair Baby Safe Sleep Baby Shower which starts at 10:00 a.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.


Source:Sgt. James Anderson LSP