Free State Police Child Seat Check Set for Saturday — A Few Free Child Seats Will Be Available
Should your child's seat be front-facing or rear-facing? Is it time to upgrade your child to a booster seat? These policies keep changing from year to year, but Louisiana State Police can help answer all those questions and more on Saturday, Sept. 15 at Billy Navarre Honda from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
LSP Troop D Public Information Officer Sgt. James Anderson said it's all part of National Child Passenger Safety Week. As it turns out, crashes are the leading cause of death for kids between ages 1 and 13.
"When a parent or caregiver uses a child restraint correctly, the restraint can reduce the risk of fatal injury for infants by 71% and todders' fatal rates can be decreased by 54%," he said. Instead, almost 75% of child restraints are incorrectly installed.
Certified technicians will be on-hand through the event to answer questions and to help parents learn the best ways to keep their children safe on the road. For those who absolutely need them, child seats will be available, but numbers are few.
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