Press Release - 07-03-2019

DMV News

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 3, 2019

Contact: 
Lisa Koumjian
[email protected]
Tim O’Brien
[email protected]

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

Free Inspections Offeredin the Capital, Mohawk Valley, Southern Tier and Western New York Regions

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 July in Albany, Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Herkimer, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans and Steuben 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.

DMV Commissioner and GTSC Chair Mark J.F. Schroeder said, “With summer travel season underway, this is a great time of year for parents and caregivers to check their child’s safety seat to be certain that it is properly installed. We’re proud to work with our community partners to offer these vitally important check-up events.”

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 July:

CAPITAL REGION

July 10                                  Albany County
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
SP Latham, 760 Troy Schenectady Rd., Latham, NY 12110
Agency: New York State Police
By Appointment Only
Contact: Trooper Donald Fougere at (518) 783-3258 or [email protected]

July 24                                   Saratoga County
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Clifton Park Halfmoon EMS, 15 Crossing Blvd, Clifton Park, NY 12065
Agency: New York State Police
By Appointment Only
Contact: Trooper Donald Fougere at (518) 783-3258


FINGER LAKES

July 18                                  Monroe County
1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Henrietta Fire District Training Center, 60 Erie Station Road Ext.., West Henrietta, NY 14586
Agency: Monroe County Office of Traffic Safety
Contact: Jean Triest at (585) 753-3018

July 20                                  Orleans County
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Arnold Gregory Complex, at the Community Flea Market-Benefit, 243 South Main St., Albion, NY 14411
Agency: Orleans County Sheriff's Office, Beth's Sewing Box
Contact: Kevin Colonna at (585) 589-5527

MOHAWK VALLEY

July 14                                  Herkimer County
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Ilion Municipal Building & rear parking lot
Enter using the one-way entrance on First Street, next. to the Ilion Police Department at 55 First Street, Ilion, NY 13357
Agency: Village of Ilion Police Department
Contact: Captain Laurie Ann DeVaul at (315) 894-9911


SOUTHERN TIER

July 13                                  Broome County
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
GHS Federal Credit Union, 910 Front Street, Binghamton, NY 13905
Agency: Broome County Health Department
Contact: Christine Muss at (607) 778-2807

July 25                                  Steuben County
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
33 Greenwood Street, Canisteo, NY 14823
Agency: Ardent Solutions
Contact: Gwen Cooper at (585) 593-5223 ext. 1017


WESTERN NEW YORK

July 6                                     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 Western New York
By Appointment Only
Contact: Health Connections at (716) 447-6205

July 6                                     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 Western New York
By Appointment Only
Contact: Health Connections at (716) 447-6205

July 10                                  Cattaraugus County
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
111 South Street, Cattaraugus, NY 14719
Agency: Ardent Solutions
Contact: Gwen Cooper at (585) 593-5223 ext. 1017

July 18                                  Allegany County
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
21 West Main Street, Friendship, NY 14739
Agency: Ardent Solutions
Contact: Gwen Cooper at (585) 593-5223 ext. 1017

July 22                                  Chautauqua County
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
200 Harrison Street, Jamestown, NY 14701
Agency: Ardent Solutions
Contact: Gwen Cooper at (585) 593-5223 ext. 1017

July 30                                  Cattaraugus County
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Olean, 6 Leo Mass Drive, Olean, NY 14760
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.

 

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.