Keeping children safe is an important priority for the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office. In the United States, car crashes are the number one killer of children ages 3 to 14. Sadly, nearly three out of four child safety seats are not used properly, which is a grave risk when traveling. That’s why hands-on instruction at a child seat inspection station is so important. Proper use of child seats will help reduce the number of deaths and injuries occurring on America’s roadways. Parents and caregivers need to make certain they and their kids are buckled up properly every trip, every time.
The Louisa County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with the Transportation Safety Commission, is taking aggressive action to help parents and caregivers reduce the incidence of car seat and safety belt misuse by conducting a free child seat inspection and education program in Louisa County. The free program includes regular hours of service and special weekend community outreach events and also a permanent inspection station at:
At the inspection station, nationally certified technicians will assist and educate parents and caregivers on the right way to buckle-up children on every ride. Weekday appointments are available Monday through Friday, from 4 to 5 p.m. (except holidays). Other special community outreach events will be published in the Central Virginian and on Louisa County Sheriff’s Office social media, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Nextdoor. To make an appointment, call 540-967-4589 or 540-223-8361.
Don’t let cost stand in your way to ensuring your child’s safety! The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) Division of Injury and Violence Prevention has a statewide Child Safety Seat Program that offers seat distribution and education to low-income families. Applicants must meet certain requirements to qualify. Call Louisa VDH at 540-967-3703 for more information. Child safety is everyone’s business. By taking a proactive stance, we can cut the risk of serious injury or death in vehicle mishaps involving children.