Is Your Child Safe in the Vehicle? Free Child Safety Seat Check in New Orleans

Posted: June 23rd, 2016 | Filed under: SBSO News

Orleans ParishLouisiana State Police Troop B, University Medical Center Level 1 Trauma Center and the Louisiana Passenger Safety Task Force will be conducting a free child passenger safety seat check event on Saturday, June 25, 2016 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.  The event will take place at the Premier Honda Dealership, 11801 East I-10 Service Road, New Orleans, LA.  No appointment is necessary.

It is a proven fact that car seats and booster seats save lives.  Child seats offer the best protection for children in the event of a crash.  However, approximately 3 out of 4 child seats are not used correctly.  This misuse rate can be attributed to the wide variety of child seats available, the range of children’s weights and heights, and the vast array of vehicles in today’s market. These misuses span all races, educational levels, and socioeconomic status.

During the past 30 years, nearly 9,000 lives have been saved by the correct use of child seats according to the 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 anytime they are traveling in a vehicle.

Every Louisiana State Police troop is recognized by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) as a child safety seat “Fitting Station”.  Troop B Troopers/technicians are available every Wednesday from 1 pm to 4 pm at Troop B located at 2101 I-10 Service Road, Kenner, LA to inspect car seats.  For a comprehensive list of all fitting stations across the state, please visit the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission’s website at or