Bossier City, LA (KMSS) — On Monday, February 10, 2014, the Louisiana Passenger Safety Task Force along with Louisiana State Police will provide free child passenger safety seat checks at Troop G in Bossier City. 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 Troop G located at 5300 Industrial Drive Extension in Bossier City from 5:00 p.m., to 8:00 p.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, approximately 8,959 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.
Support for this event is provided by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.