Press Release - 04-01-2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 1, 2021
GOVERNOR’S TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES FREE CHILD SEAT INSPECTIONS AND ASSISTANCE IN COLUMBIA AND ALBANY COUNTIES
Free Inspections by Appointment Offered Year-Round
The Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) today reminded parents and caregivers in Columbia and Albany counties that free car seat checks by certified child passenger safety technicians are available on Saturday, April 3, in Hudson, and on Wednesday, April 14, in Latham. Both events will be by appointment only.
When: Saturday, April 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: New York State Police, 3353 State Route 9, Hudson
For more information, contact Sergeant Anderson at (845) 677-7331 or [email protected].
When: Wednesday, April 14 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].
These events are part of a year-long safety initiative in which state and local law enforcement agencies and various community safety partners offer free child 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 one of these free car seat check events can make an appointment with a local fitting station. Find more information on upcoming car seat check events near you. See ratings on all car seats.
In addition to car seat inspections, parents and caregivers can view a series of videos produced by NHSTA on the proper installation of rear-facing and forward-facing car seats and booster seats. NHTSA also offers information on registering a child safety seat and finding the right car seat based on a child’s age and size.