In an effort to make sure that children are safe while riding in a vehicle, the Louisiana State Police along with their Click It Or Ticket initiative will be doing a free child safety seat check and also be giving away free car seats in Lake Charles.

Louisiana State Police Troop D and the Louisiana Passenger Safety Task Force will provide free child passenger safety seat checks in Lake Charles located at Southwest Beverage at 3860 Broad Street from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

This event is to make sure that your child's safety seat is the right size for your child. Plus, inspections will be conducted on the day of the event by nationally certified child passenger safety seat technicians who will assist with proper installation.

Louisiana State Police
Louisiana State Police

What is cool is on the day of the event, a limited number of free child passenger safety seats have been provided by the Lake Charles Junior League. This is for caregivers in need of a seat and there is a limit of one free seat per vehicle.

According to Louisiana State Police public information officer Tropper Derek Senegal,

Child safety seats and booster seats, when used properly, 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 caregivers ensure children are properly restrained in an appropriate child safety seat, booster seat, or seat belt – every trip, every time.

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So make plans to go by this Saturday to get your child seat checked and maybe get a brand new one for free!

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