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?

Free Seat Installation COVID-19 Flyer [pdf] »

Due to COVID emergency restrictions and social distancing requirements, we are unable to assist you in person with child safety seat installations. We are available through virtual appointments. Simply call one of our instructors for assistance with your child safety seat:

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!

Free of charge: Child safety seat fitting stations

Louisiana Region A: Ascension, East Baton Rouge, Livingston and West Baton Rouge Parishes Child Safety Seat Fitting Stations [PDF]

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

Alliance Safety Council
10099 N. Reiger Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
by appointment only

East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office [carfit]
EBRSO Traffic Office
9313 Burbank Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70820
Contact: Nikki Stonaker
by appointment only

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

Independent Stations in Denham Springs, LA
Contact: Katelynn Curtis
by appointment only

Independent Stations in Baton Rouge, LA
Contact: Taneisha Montegut
by appointment only 

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

Denham Springs Police Department
447 Lamm St.
Denham Springs, LA 70726
Contact: Scott Sterling
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: Blaire Weatherford
by appointment only

The Safety Place
2041 Silverside Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
by appointment only

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