Press Release - 07-14-2022

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 14, 2022

GOVERNOR’S TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES FREE CHILD SEAT INSPECTIONS AND ASSISTANCE IN HERKIMER AND ONEIDA COUNTIES

Free Inspections by Appointment Offered Year-Round

The Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) today reminded parents and caregivers in Herkimer and Oneida counties that free car seat checks by certified child passenger safety technicians are available on Sunday, July 17, in Ilion, and Saturday, July 23, in Rome.

When: Sunday, July 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Village of Ilion Police Department & Municipal Building, 55 First Street, Ilion
For more information, contact Captain Laurie Ann DeVaul at (315) 894-9911 or [email protected].

When: Saturday, July 23, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Franklyn's Field, 1100 North James Street, Rome
For more information, contact Sergeant Eric Stevens at (315) 339-7722 or [email protected].

These events are part of a yearlong 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 additional information on car seats and booster seats, including installation help and car seat recommendations, from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website.

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.

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