Child Safety Seat Check Event in Jena
Jena, LA – LaSalle Parish Sheriff’s Office and Louisiana State Police Troop E are conducting a child passenger safety seat check-up event on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The event will take place at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center, 2725 East Oak Street, Jena, LA. No appointment is necessary. This type of event is always free. The event will take place regardless of weather conditions.
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 E Troopers/technicians are available seven days a week to inspect car seats. Appointments can be made by calling (318) 769-9872 or (318) 769-9577. Please take advantage of these free services to ensure the safety of your child.