Press Release - 08-05-2020

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Thursday, August 5, 2021




Free Inspections by Appointment Offered Year-Round

The Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) today reminded parents and caregivers in Erie and Niagara counties that free car seat checks by certified child passenger safety technicians are available Saturday, August 7, in Orchard Park and Buffalo, Tuesday, August 10, in Lockport, and Wednesday, August 18, in Buffalo.

When: Saturday, August 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: West Herr Subaru, 3559 Southwestern Boulevard, Orchard Park
For more information, contact Kristen Mazur at (716) 662-6444 or [email protected].

When: Saturday, August 7, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Catholic Health of Buffalo Regional Administrative Center, 144 Genesee Street, Buffalo
For more information, contact Health Connections at (716) 447-6205 or [email protected].
Additional safety information: Appointments are required to ensure social distancing. Please wear your mask. All participants will be screened for Covid-19 symptoms on arrival.

When: Tuesday, August 10, 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Niagara County Public Safety Training Facility, 5574 Niagara Street Extension, Lockport
For more information, contact Cathleen Davis at (716) 438-3464 or [email protected].
Additional safety information: Please call or email Cathleen Davis to book a time slot for this event. All participants must wear a mask. If you are not feeling well, please do not come to the event. Hand sanitizer will be available at the event.

When: Wednesday, August 18, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Mercy Comprehensive Care Center, 397 Louisiana Street, Buffalo
For more information, contact Christina Lewis at (716) 344-7357 or [email protected].
Additional safety information: Please wear a mask and reschedule if you feel sick.

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.