To celebrate Child Passenger Safety Week, the Louisiana Passenger Safety Task Force will be checking car seats to make sure that they are installed correctly. Police estimate that 3 out of 4 child restraint systems are being used incorrectly and they want to fix the situation before it could become a problem. With motor vehicle crashes being the leading cause of death for children, keeping kids safe while in a car should always be a priority. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about 8,959 lives have been saved from car seats over the past 30 years.
The free car seat check will be on Saturday, September 22 from 9am to 12 noon at the Caddo Sheriff Safety Town located at 8910 Jewella Avenue in Shreveport. The car seat checks will be done by nationally certified child passenger safety technicians, devoted to keeping children safe.
The seat check will also have a limited number of free child and booster seats available for people that need them. To get one of these free safety seats, the child must be there and the caregiver must help the technicians install the car seat.
The Louisiana State Police Troop G, Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office, and Louisiana Health Sciences Center of Shreveport are all taking part in this great community event that was funded by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.