National Child Passenger Safety Week takes place this weekend.
Nationally certified technicians from across the state have conducted seat inspections, ensuring the proper installation of children’s safety seats.
Child passenger safety checkup events were held across numerous parishes providing parents and caregivers with life-saving information regarding the appropriate vehicle installation and best seat for each child’s age, weight, and height.
When properly installed and used, child seats can reduce the risk of fatal injury by 71 percent for children younger than one, and by 54 percent for children between one- and four-years-old.
In conjunction with the safety awareness campaign, Troopers and community safety partners will be organizing events across the state on National Seat Check Saturday, September 19, 2015.
There is never a cost for the child seat installations or inspections.
A seat check will take place in New Iberia at the Barczyk Chiropractic Group (724 S. Lewis St.) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 19.
Call Tracy LeMaire at 337-288-9937 for more information.
“We want to make sure all of the seats are installed properly,” said Brandy Potier, owner of Kinder Kollege. “Accidents happen most of the time, (and) it’s not even your fault (because) you didn’t even see it coming. If just takes that one moment–one second that can be life changing forever.”