Too many times law enforcement and EMT's are on the scene of an accident where a child is slightly injured or much worse because a child restraint system is being used improperly.  And it's ridiculous, after all you have the child seat, the child is in it but because you didn't fix it up just right and got into an accident, disaster can be the result.

This Saturday, 25 February, Troop D of the LSP in concert with the Louisiana Passenger Safety Task Force will provide a free child passenger safety seat check at Southwest Beverage, 3860 Broad Street from 9A-Noon.

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Experts estimate 3 out of 4 child restraint systems are being misused. Child safety seats save lives, plain and simple, long and short.  Estimates say over the past three decades some 9,000 lives have been saved, and that's according to the US Department of Transportation.

Take advantage of this no-pressure, FREE safety check and be sure that you, or caregivers for the kids in your life know how to properly restrain, in an appropriate child safety or booster seat or seat belt, every trip, every time.

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If you'd like more information contact my friend Sgt. James Anderson of the LSP Public Affairs Section at 337-491-2932