The American Academy of Pediatrics has revised what they recommend for child car seats. Below, we provide a list of what is actually Louisiana Law, and then what is recommended.
Here are the alarming facts:
-Car accidents leading cause of death for children ages 1-14
-96% of seats installed wrong
-67% of children killed not properly in child seat at time of accident (2013)
Law: Birth-1 or less than 20 lbs-Rear-facing in an infant or convertible sea.
Law: 1-4 years old or 20-40lbs. F
orward-facing in convertible or combination seat (used with the internal harness).
Law: 4 until 6 years old and weighs 40-60 lbs. Belt-positioning booster seat.
using the vehicle lap-shoulder belt or belt- positioning booster seat.
For LA child passenger seat laws/recommendations visit http://www.lsp.org. Never exceed or step outside the parameters set by your carrier/car seat.
Another great site for car seat safety: http://www.carinsurance.org/the-case-for-car-seats/
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