Press Release - 05-29-2019

DMV News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Contacts:
Lisa Koumjian

[email protected]

Tim O’Brien

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NEW YORK STATE DMV AND THE GOVERNOR’S TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMITTEE ANNOUNCE FREE CHILD SEAT INSPECTIONS AND ASSISTANCE DURING JUNE

Free Inspections Offered in Albany, Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Clinton, Columbia, Delaware, Erie, Madison, Monroe, Niagara, Rensselaer, Steuben and Westchester Counties

Free Inspections by Appointment Offered Year-Round

The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) today announced that free child seat inspections are available to parents and caregivers during the month of June in Albany, Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Clinton, Columbia, Delaware, Erie, Madison, Monroe, Niagara, Rensselaer, Steuben and Westchester counties. As part of a year-long safety initiative, state and local law enforcement agencies, together with various community safety partners, are offering free inspections by certified child passenger safety technicians.

Acting DMV Commissioner and Acting GTSC Chair Mark J.F. Schroeder said, “Our children are our most precious cargo, and protecting them is one of our greatest priorities. Properly installed child safety seats can greatly reduce the risk of death or injury during a crash, so I urge parents and caregivers to use this opportunity to make sure they have the right seat to fit their child and make sure it is properly secured, before hitting the road.”

These events aim to ensure all parents and caregivers understand how to choose an appropriate seat for the child’s age and size and how to install the seat correctly. Trained technicians will use the model of “Learn, Practice, and Explain” to educate caregivers on how to select a child restraint that will fit their child, fit their vehicle and be used correctly every time.

Getting safety information and car seat instructions to parents and caregivers is crucial to saving young lives. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), child safety seats reduce the risk of fatal injury by 71 percent for infants and by 54 percent for toddlers in passenger vehicles. 

The following child safety seat checks are scheduled across the state in June:

CAPITAL REGION

June 1                                   Rensselaer County
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Center Brunswick Fire Station, 1045 Hoosick Road, Troy, NY 12180
Agency: New York State Police, Rensselaer County Law Enforcement Association
Contact: Trooper Donald Fougere at (518) 783-3258 or Eric Dahl at (518) 266-1970

June 2                                   Columbia County
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Columbia Greene Community College, 4400 State Route 23, Hudson, NY 12534
Agency: Columbia County Sheriff's Office
Contact: Deputy Peter Grzeskow at (518) 828-3344

June 28                                 Albany County
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Colonie Center Parking Lot Near Central Avenue, 1417 Central Avenue, Albany, NY 12205
Agency: Albany County DPW / Capital Region Safe Kids
Contact: Bill Van Alstyne at (518) 765-2565

CENTRAL NEW YORK

June 1                                   Madison County
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Oneida Street, Oneida, NY 13421
Agency: Madison County Health Department, Madison County Sheriff's Office, New York State Police
Contact: Chrystal Johnson at (315) 366-2361

FINGER LAKES

June 20                                 Monroe County
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Gates Volunteer Ambulance, 1600 Buffalo Road, Rochester, NY 14624
Agency: Gates Volunteer Ambulance
Contact: Laurie Schwenzer at (585) 247-5519

MID-HUDSON

June 1                                   Westchester County
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
buybuy BABY, 1019 Central Park Avenue, Scarsdale, New York 10583
Agency: Safe Kids Westchester / Rockland
Contact: Pete Dandreano at (914) 497-2120

June 15                                 Westchester County
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Crawford Park, 122 North Ridge Street, Rye Brook, NY 10573
Agency: Rye Brook Police Department
Contact: Sgt. Luigi Greco at (914) 937-1020

NORTH COUNTRY

June 8                                   Clinton County
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Cumberland Head Elementary School, 1187 Cumberland Head Road, Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Agency: Clinton County Sheriff's Office
Contact: Anika Craig at (518) 565-4397

June 15                                 Clinton County
10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
AAA Northway, 20 Booth Drive, Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Agency: Clinton County Sheriff's Office
Contact: Anika Craig at (518) 565-4397

SOUTHERN TIER

June 7                                   Broome County
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Visions Federal Credit Union, 3301 Country Club Road, Endwell, NY 13760
Agency: Broome County Health Department
Contact: Christine Muss at (607) 778-2807

June 10                                 Steuben County
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
342 Seneca Road, Hornell, NY 14843
Agency: Ardent Solutions
Contact: Gwen Cooper at (585) 593-5223 ext. 1017

June 19                                 Steuben County
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
191 Bridge Street, Corning, NY 14830
Agency: Ardent Solutions
Contact: Gwen Cooper at (585) 593-5223 ext. 1017

June 26                                 Delaware County
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Delaware Opportunities, 35430 State Highway 10, Hamden, NY 13782
Agency: Delaware County Public Health
Contact: Heather Warner at (607) 832-5200

WESTERN NEW YORK

June 1                                   Erie County
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Catholic Health Administration and Training Center, 144 Genesee Street, Buffalo, NY 14203
Agency: Catholic Health of Buffalo, Safe Kids of Western New York
By Appointment Only
Contact: Health Connections at (716) 447-6205

June 1                                   Niagara County
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Greater Niagara Federal Credit Union, 2901 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY 14304
Agency: Niagara County Sheriff's Office of Traffic Safety
Contact: Cathleen Davis at (716) 438-3464

June 1                                   Niagara County
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Mount Saint Mary's Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston, NY 14092
Agency: Catholic Health of Buffalo, Safe Kids of Western New York
By Appointment Only
Contact: Health Connections at (716) 447-6205

June 4                                   Cattaraugus County
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Methodist Church, 109 Court Street, Little Valley, NY 14755
Agency: Ardent Solutions
Contact: Gwen Cooper at (585) 593-5223 ext. 1017

June 5                                   Allegany County
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
20 East Main Street, Fillmore, NY 14735
Agency: Ardent Solutions
Contact: Gwen Cooper at (585) 593-5223 ext. 1017

June 11                                 Cattaraugus County
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
109 Court Street, Little Valley, NY 14755
Agency: Ardent Solutions
Contact: Gwen Cooper at (585) 593-5223 ext. 1017

June 11                                 Cattaraugus County
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
41 South Main Street, Franklinville, NY 14737
Agency: Ardent Solutions
Contact: Gwen Cooper at (585) 593-5223 ext. 1017

June 20                                 Chautauqua County
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
58 South Portage Street, Westfield, NY 14787
Agency: Ardent Solutions
Contact: Gwen Cooper at (585) 593-5223 ext. 1017

June 24                                 Chautauqua County
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
319 Center Street, Dunkirk, NY 14048
Agency: Ardent Solutions
Contact: Gwen Cooper at (585) 593-5223 ext 1017

June 25                                 Allegany County
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
460 Main Street, Bolivar, NY 14715
Agency: Ardent Solutions
Contact: Gwen Cooper at (585) 593-5223 ext. 1017

June 27                                 Allegany County
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
112 Park Avenue, Wellsville, NY 14895
Agency: Ardent Solutions
Contact: Gwen Cooper at (585) 593-5223 ext. 1017

If you cannot attend one of the listed free child car seat check-up events, you can make an appointment with a child seat inspection site near you. The above schedule may be subject to changes. Find more information on upcoming child safety seat checks 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 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 a child’s age and size.

For more information about DMV, visit dmv.ny.gov, or follow the DMV conversation online at Facebook and Twitter.

For more information about GTSC, visit safeny.ny.gov, or follow the GTSC conversation at Facebook and Twitter.

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