Press Release - 02-20-2024

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
Tuesday, February 20, 2024  

GOVERNOR’S TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES FREE CHILD SEAT INSPECTIONS AND ASSISTANCE IN ALBANY COUNTY 

Free Inspections by Appointment Offered Year-Round  

The Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) today reminded parents and caregivers in Albany County that free car seat checks by certified child passenger safety technicians are available on Wednesday, February 21 in Latham.  

When: Wednesday, February 21, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. 
Where: New York State Police, 760 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham  
For more information, contact Technical Sergeant Donald Fougere at (518) 783-3258 or [email protected].  
Additional Information: By appointment only

These events are part of a year-round safety initiative in which state and local law enforcement agencies and various community safety partners offer free car seat inspections. Trained technicians use the “Learn, Practice, and Explain” model to educate parents and caregivers on how to choose and properly install the appropriate seat for their child’s age and size and their vehicle, so it can be used correctly every time. 

Those who cannot attend this free car seat check event can make an appointment with a local fitting station. Find more information on upcoming car seat check events near you.   

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