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Apply for a free child safety seat

Apply for free child safety seat (Source: Louisiana State Police) Apply for free child safety seat (Source: Louisiana State Police)
HOUMA, LA (WVUE) -

Child safety seats will be given away for free to parents/caregivers who qualify.

Click here to fill out the application. If you qualify, officials will notify you so you can pick up the seat and have it professionally installed.

The Louisiana Passenger Safety Task force, University Medical Center in New Orleans and the Louisiana State Police have partnered with Kergan Brothers Sonic for the giveaway.

The event takes place September 23 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at the JCPenney parking lot of the Southland Mall in Houma.

This is a first come first-served basis. So people are urged to apply soon.

Kergan Brothers Sonic is a family business that owns 56 Sonic restaurants in the central and southern part of Louisiana.

The state police say it's a proven fact that car seats and booster seats save lives. However, approximately three out of four child seats are used incorrectly. 
If you want to make sure your child's safety seat is installed properly every Louisiana State Troop headquarters is recognized by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as a child safety seat "Inspection Station."

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