Car Seat Safety

Louisiana law requires you to buckle up your children in proper car seats.

Selecting the safest possible vehicle and the best fit, size and type of car seat is one of the most important things you can do to keep your child safe.

Before Buying a New Car Seat

  • Ask your vehicle’s manufacturer for recommendations about specific brands of child safety seats for the vehicle you own.
  • Visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to see the ratings for child safety seats by how easy they are to install correctly.
  • Install your child safety seat according to the seat instructions and your vehicle’s instructions.
  • Have the installation of your child safety seat checked by a certified child passenger safety technician. For help, contact a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician.

Benefits of Safety Seats

Motor vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of unintentional injury-related death among children ages 14 and younger. Child safety seats, when used correctly, can save lives and prevent injuries.

Car Seat Safety Laws

Non-Regulated Products

Head supports, harness pads, mirrors and toys that did not come with your car seat have not been crash tested with your seat. There is no way to know how these additional products may affect the safety of your child’s car seat.

Where to get a car seat installed or inspected?

Nationally certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians teach you how to install your child safety seat(s) properly. This service is FREE of charge. Make your appointment today!

Ascension and East Baton Rouge Parish Child Safety Seat Fitting Stations [PDF]

Louisiana State Police, Troop A
17801 Highland Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Contact Angela Borer
225-754-8527
Tuesdays 1pm - 4 PM

The Alliance Safety Council
10099 N. Reiger Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Contact Ashley Fogle
ashley.fogle@fmolhs.org
225-282-3281
Tuesdays and Thursdays 1 PM -4 PM by appointment only

East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office
EBRSO Traffic Office
9313 Burbank Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70820
Contact Nikki Stonaker
225-389-4851
nstonaker@ebrso.org
by appointment only

Central Fire Department
11646 Sullivan Road
Central, LA 70818
Contact Emily Clark
225-261-2000
eclark@centralfd.org
M-F, 9 AM - 3 PM by appointment only

The Safety Place
10245 Siegen Lane Ste. B
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Contact Crystal Pichon
225-372-3991
crystal@safetyplacela.org
by appointment only

Independent Station
Denham Springs, LA
Contact Katelynn Curtis
1-337-304-9671
katelynn.mccartney@gmail.com
by appointment only

Galvez-Lake Fire Department
16288 Joe Sevario Road
Prairieville, LA 70769
Contact Savannah Villemez
225-622-2490
glvfd@yahoo.com
by appointment only

Independent Station
Denham Springs, LA
Contact Lisa Hymel
1-985-518-4068
lhotard79@yahoo.com
by appointment only

Denham Springs Police Dept.
447 Lamm St.
Denham Springs, LA 70726
Contact: Scott Sterling
ssterling@dspd.net
by appointment only

Brusly Police Dept.
150 E. St. Francis St.
Brusly, LA 70719
Contact: Danielle Mitchel
dmitchel@bruslyla.com
225-749-2980
by appointment only

Family Road of Greater Baton Rouge
323 E. Airport Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
225-201-8888 ext. 3022
9 AM - 3 PM by appointment

Pediatric Associates of Denham Springs
1213 N. Range Ave.
Denham Springs, LA 70726
Contact: Wendie Zganjar
wzganjar@denhamspringspeds.com
or wendiezganjar@me.com
225-665-6677
by appointment only

Baton Rouge Police Department
Traffic Division
7261 Florida Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
225-389-3974
Tues, Wed, Thurs 10am-3pm
by appointment