Car and Car Seat Safety

Important Car Seat Information


As a parent, one of your many jobs is to keep your children safe while riding the in car. Choosing the right car set and car seat position for your child’s age and weight is one way to protect them. Eight out of 10 children are not in a proper car seat.


Below you will find information about Louisiana child passenger laws and additional resources for child passenger safety information.  


Louisiana child passenger safety laws


Children under the age of six or less than 60 pounds must be in a child restraint system that is age and size appropriate.


Children under one (or less than 20 pounds) must be in a rear-facing child safety seat.


Children ages one to three (or between 20 and 39 pounds) must be in a forward-facing child safety seat.


Children ages four to five (or between 40 and 60 pounds) must be in a booster seat.


Children ages six to 12 must be restrained by a seat belt or age and size appropriate safety seat.


Additional Information


For child restraint safety tips and child accident statistics, visit:


To set up an inspection with a certified child passenger safety technician, visit:


For the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation on child safety seats, visit:


Click here to learn more about helmet safety.


Click here to learn about ATV safety.


Click here to visit the Kohl's Cares Family Passenger Program.

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