Louisiana State Police Troop D will hold free child passenger safety seat checks on Saturday, April 13, 2019, at Lake Charles Toyota, located at 3905 Gerstner Memorial Blvd., in Lake Charles, from 10:00am to 1:00pm.

According to a media release, at least 3 out of 4 child restraint systems are being misused.

Certified child passenger safety technicians will be on hand to properly inspect seats to ensure they are installed correctly and that the child is in an age and weight appropriate child restraint, and answer any additional questions. The event is free of charge.

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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 Media Release

Read more about Louisiana child passenger safety law here.

For those who aren't able to attend the latest child safety check event, contact Louisiana State Police Troop D at 337-491-2519 to schedule an appointment for inspection.

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