Thursday, September 27, 2018
Seat Check Saturday: Free child seat inspections available statewide
The Louisiana Passenger Safety Task Force and University Medical Center New Orleans will offer free child car seat inspections around the state on Sept. 29 in conjunction with National Seat Check Saturday and Child Passenger Safety Week from Sept. 23-29.
Certified technicians will be at specified locations to ensure safety seats are properly installed and instruct parents on how to make additional changes as their children grow. They also will install safety seats purchased with donations raised by employees of Louisiana’s 147 SONIC Drive-In restaurants. The seats were provided free of charge to needy families who applied for the donation program.
Seat Check Saturday takes place from 9 a.m. to noon across the state at these locations:
- Alexandria—Rapides Regional Trauma Center Medical Terrace, 211 Fourth St.
- Baton Rouge—Baton Rouge Police Dept., 9000 Airline Dr.
- Houma—Home Depot, 1717 Martin Luther King Blvd.
- Kenner—Divine Mercy Church, 7337 Sal Lentini Pkwy.
- Lafayette—Babies R’ Us, 5700 Johnston St.
- Lake Charles—Southwest Beverage Company, 3860 Broad St.
- Mandeville—Church of the King- Little Creek Campus, 22205 Little Creek Rd.
- Monroe—Hixson Ford, 6300 Frontage Rd.
- Shreveport—Sheriff’s Safety Town, 8910 Jewella St.
About Louisiana Passenger Safety Task Force
The Louisiana Passenger Safety Task Force is a network of certified child passenger safety technicians who work to correct the installation of child restraints, encourage child safety seat and seat belt usage in motor vehicles, and provide resources to technicians and the community to reduce injuries and deaths from motor vehicle crashes. The LPSTF is an injury prevention special interest group run by the University Medical Center New Orleans Trauma Program.
About University Medical Center
University Medical Center New Orleans is the academic medical center of LCMC Health, a Louisiana-based, not-for-profit health system. UMC New Orleans serves as a key partner of LSU Health Science Center New Orleans, Tulane University School of Medicine and other academic institutions. UMC is home to the Rev. Avery C. Alexander Academic Research Hospital, named in honor of the respected Civil Rights and community leader who served in the Louisiana Legislature for more than 20 years.
About SONIC, America’s Drive-In
SONIC®, America's Drive-In®, is the nation's largest drive-in restaurant chain serving approximately 3 million customers every day. Ninety-five percent of SONIC’s nearly 3,600 drive-ins are owned by local business men and women. For 65 years, SONIC has delighted guests with signature menu items, 1.3 million drink combinations and friendly service by iconic Carhops. Since the 2009 launch of SONIC's Limeades for Learning philanthropic campaign in partnership with DonorsChoose.org, SONIC has donated $10.4 million to public school teachers nationwide to fund essential learning materials and innovative teaching resources to inspire creativity and learning in their students. To learn more about Sonic Corp. (NASDAQ/NM: SONC), please visit sonicdrivein.com and please visit or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To learn more about SONIC's Limeades for Learning, please visit LimeadesforLearning.com.