Benton, LA- Louisiana State Police Troop G is planning to conduct a free child passenger safety seat check-up event on Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 08:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Benton Pre-School and Childcare, 183 Burt Blvd., Benton, Louisiana 71006 (Across from Bossier Court House).
It is a proven fact that car seats and booster seats save lives. These devices 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 great variety of child seats available, the great 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, approximately 8,959 lives have been saved by the use of child restraints 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 “Inspection Station”. Troop G Troopers/technicians are available seven days a week to inspect car seats.
TFC Matt Harris
Louisiana State Police
Troop G Public Affairs