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 Carseat

  • 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 Michael Talley
225-754-8505 or
Tuesdays 9 AM-3 PM no appointment necessary

Independent Station
Gonzales, LA
Contact Karen Beason, CPST
by appointment only in Gonzales area

The Alliance Safety Council
10099 N. Reiger Road
Baton Rpuge, LA 70809
Contact Ashley Fogle
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
Wednesdays 9 AM - 12 PM by appointment only

Central Fire Department
11646 Sullivan Road
Central, LA 70818
M-F, 9 AM - 3 PM by appointment only

Lexlee's Kids
10245 Siegen Lane 70810
Contact Crystal Pichon

Independent Station
Contact Katelynn Curtis
by appointment only in Denham Springs

Galvez-Lake Fire Department
16288 Joe Sevario Road
Prairieville, LA 70769
Contact Savannah Villemez
by appointment only

Independent Station
Denham Springs, LA
Contact Lisa Hotard
by appointment only