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!

Alliance Safety Council
225-282-3281

Central Fire Department
225-261-2000

Independent Station, Lisa Hotard
1-985-518-4068
lhotard79@yahoo.com

Independent Station, Katelynn Curtis
1-337-304-9671
katelynn.mccartney@gmail.com

Karen Beason, CPST
1-205-862-2144
karenbeasoncpst@gmail.com

Lexlee's Kids
225-372-3991
crystal@lexleeskids.org

Louisiana State Police, Troop A
225-754-8505 or
225-754-8524

East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office
225-389-4851
nstonaker@ebrso.org

Central Fire Department

225-261-2000
eclark@centralfd.org

Galvez-Lake Fire Department
225-622-2490
glvfd@yahoo.com