Child Seat
Sept. 22, 2022 - The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission and Louisiana Passenger Safety Task Force are celebrating National Seat Check Saturday by offering free child safety seat inspections across the state this Saturday.

While Louisiana has the best child safety seat law in the country, parents and caregivers must use the safety seats properly and ensure children are in the right safety seat in the right position, LHSC Executive Director Lisa Freeman said.

“Last year, seven out of 10 children ages 5 and under, who died in a crash in Louisiana, had not been properly secured in a child safety seat,” Freeman said. “National Seat Check Saturday is a great opportunity to make sure you have the right seat for your child and that you’re using it properly.”

Certified technicians will be available at each location to adjust your child safety seat for your child’s age and size. The technicians will be available from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

Here are the Louisiana locations for National Seat Check Saturday:

  • Baton Rouge area: LCMC Outpatient Clinic, 9001 Summa Blvd., Baton Rouge 70809
  • New Orleans area: Target-Clearview, 4500 Veterans Blvd., Metairie 70006
  • Houma area: Terrebonne Civic Center, 346 Civic Center Blvd., Houma 70360
  • Lake Charles area: Southwest Beverage, 3860 Broad St., Lake Charles 70615
  • Alexandria area: Rapides Regional, 211 Fourth St., Alexandria 71301
  • Monroe area: Banner Ford, 6300 Frontage Rd., Monroe 71202
  • Shreveport area: Caddo Sheriff’s Safety Town, 8910 Jewella Ave., Shreveport 71118
  • Lafayette area: Crowley Rice Arena, 159 Cherokee Dr., Crowley 70526
  • Covington area: LeBlanc Pediatrics, 319 St. Tyler St., Covington 70433

University Medical Center in New Orleans has donated a limited number of booster seats to be distributed for free at each location. The vehicle and the child must be present, and the child must be at least four years old, weigh at least 50 pounds, and meet other criteria.

Seat Check Saturday is the culmination of Child Passenger Safety Week, a nationwide campaign from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.