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Free child passenger safety check event Saturday

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - On Saturday, April 13, 2013, the Louisiana Passenger Safety Task Force will provide free child passenger safety seat checks in Monroe.  

These checks will be conducted by child passenger safety technicians who will provide hands-on child safety seat inspections and answer questions at no charge.  

The event will take place in the Target parking lot located at 4103 Pecanland Mall Road in Monroe from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

From: Louisiana State Police:

It is estimated that at least 3 out of 4 child restraint systems are being misused.  This child passenger safety check event is a great opportunity for caregivers to ensure their child is in an age and weight appropriate child restraint and to have that child restraint checked and/or installed free of charge.

Child safety seats and booster seats save lives.  They offer the best protection for children in the event of a crash.  During the past 30 years, approximately 8,959 lives have been saved by the use of child restraints according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).  It is important that caregivers ensure children are properly restrained in an appropriate child safety seat, booster seat, or seat belt—every trip, every time.

Participating agencies include the Louisiana State Police, Monroe Police Department, Ouachita Sheriff's Office and West Monroe Police Department. 

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