LPSO reminds locals that child safety seat laws are now in place

Today is the day that child safety seat laws go into effect in Louisiana.

The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office sent out a reminder to parents today that non-compliance could subject someone to tickets, as law enforcement officers now must enforce the new rules passed in Baton Rouge earlier this year.

Among the changes are:

– Children under 2 MUST ride in rear-facing safety seats

– Children must be in a booster seat until at LEAST 9 years or until they can pass the 5-step test.

-All children under 13 must sit in a rear seat when available.

LPSO sent out graphics which show an easy to read version of the new law as well as an illustration of the 5-step test.