The St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office will conduct a Child
Safety Seat Check-up event on Saturday, May 28, 2011, from 10:00 A.M.
to 3:00 P.M at Winn Dixie, with the help of the South
Central Planning & Development Commission and Winn Dixie. The Winn
Dixie store is located at 1803 La 3125 Gramercy, La 70052.
Misuse of child
safety seats can be attributed to the variety of child seats available and the
variety of vehicles on the market today. Why are child safety seats so important?
Research shows they are 71% effective in reducing deaths for infants and
54% effective in reducing toddler deaths during a motor vehicle crash. But it's
important to remember, child safety seats are only effective if used correctly.
Studies have shown that as many as 3 out of 4 car seats are used
incorrectly. This child safety seat check-up can help prevent the misuse
of child seats by educating the public on the proper seat and installation for
the vehicle being used.
This event will allow for certified child safety seat technicians
"both law enforcement and not” to assist parents and caregivers with the proper
information and installation regarding a child safety seat in vehicles. In
addition, certified technicians will provide life saving information as to what
child safety seat should be utilized in regards to age, weight, and height
At the checkup event, St. James
Sheriff’s Office will be joined by LSP Troop C and new CPS technicians from
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council for South Louisiana (ADAC), Lafourche SO, Lady of
the Sea General Hospital and Houma Police Department.
This service is provided free of charge, and everyone is
invited and encouraged to attend.