Press Release - 08-02-2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 3, 2021
GOVERNOR’S TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES FREE CHILD SEAT INSPECTIONS AND ASSISTANCE IN BROOME AND STEUBEN COUNTIES
Free Inspections by Appointment Offered Year-Round
The Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) today reminded parents and caregivers in Broome and Steuben counties that free car seat checks by certified child passenger safety technicians are available Thursday, August 5, in Chenango Forks and Binghamton, and Friday, August 13, in Bath. Appointments for these events are preferred but not required.
When: Thursday, August 5, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Chenango Valley State Park, 135 State Park Road, Chenango Forks
For more information, contact Trooper Shannon Hartz at (607) 561-7604 or [email protected].
Additional safety information: Covid guidelines will be followed. Appointments are preferred, but drive-ins are welcome.
When: Thursday, August 5, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Visions Veterans Memorial Arena, 1 Stuart Street, Binghamton
For more information, contact Christine Muss at (607) 778-2807 or [email protected].
Additional safety information: For the health and safety of technicians and families, we ask that unvaccinated individuals wear a mask and socially distance when possible during their inspection appointment. Appointments are strongly encouraged, but walk-ins are welcomed.
When: Friday, August 13, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Bath Police Department, 110 Liberty Street, Bath
For more information, contact Sergeant John Hawley at (607) 778-2175 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 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.