Car Seat Safety

Keep Your Child Safe on the Road

As a new parent, you want to keep your baby safe. One of the most important things you can do is selecting the safest possible vehicle and the best fit, size and type of car seat. Louisiana law requires you to buckle up your children in proper car seats. Child safety seats, when used correctly, can save lives and prevent injuries. 

What to Know 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. 
  • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration publishes ratings for child safety seats by how easy they are to install correctly. 
  • Install your child safety seat according to the seat and your vehicle’s instructions. 
  • Have a certified child passanger safety technician check your child safety seat.  
  • 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. 

    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.

    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. 

    Louisiana State Police - Troop A
    17801 Highland Rd.
    Baton Rouge, LA 70810
    Christian Reed
    Tuesdays 1–4 pm

    Central Fire Department
    11646 Sullivan Rd.
    Central, LA 70818
    Emily Clark
    Appointment only

    Louisiana Organization for Refugees & Immigrants
    (Habla Espanol)
    1120 Government St.
    Bldg. E
    Baton Rouge, LA 70806
    Marcela Hernandez
    Call for appointment

    Moreau Pediatric Therapy Clinic
    1326 Church St.
    Zachary, LA 70791
    Sophia Girardeau
    Appointment only

    East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office (CARFIT)
    (Traffic Office)
    9313 Burbank Dr.
    Baton Rouge, LA 70820
    Appointment only

    Alliance Safety Council
    10099 N. Reiger Rd.
    Baton Rouge, LA 70809
    Randee Rousseau 
    By appointment only Tuesday & Thursday 1–4pm

    Family Road of Greater Baton Rouge
    323 E. Airport Dr.
    Baton Rouge, LA 70816
    Appointment only 9 am–3 pm

    Independent Station in Baton Rouge
    Taneisha Montegut
    Appointment only

    Galvez-Lake Fire Department (CARFIT)
    16288 Joe Sevario Rd.
    Prairieville, LA 70769
    Savannah Villemez or
    Angelle Laviolette
    Appointment only

    Livingston Parish Fire - District 4
    9760 Florida Blvd.
    Walker, LA 70785
    Frank Dellucky
    Appointment only

    Denham Springs Police Department
    447 Lamm St.
    Denham Springs, LA 70726
    Stacy McClendon
    Tuesdays and Thursdays 8 am–4 pm


    Check for Child in Backseat

    Looking back can save your child's life. Our tags serve as a reminder to check for your child in the backseat. Hang the tag on your rearview mirror, and remember to "look back for our future."

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