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State Police conduct car seat checks

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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- Louisiana State Police Troop "E" helped families Thursday properly install child safety seats in cars.

Officers say many parents don't know the proper way to set up the seat.

In fact, officers say three out of four seats aren't installed correctly.

This "free" programs helps them to do that, so if a crash occurs, the seat can safe a life.

"Some of the common mistakes we usually see are children that are facing forward when they should still be facing to the rear position due to their age and weight," said Scott Moreau of Troop E. "Some of the other common mistakes we see is - too much. Too much is not necessarily good enough. We need to make sure that the seat belt or the latch system is used, not both."

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data shows that in the past 30 years, safety seats have saved nearly 9,000 lives.

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