Press Release - 08-12-2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 12, 2021
GOVERNOR’S TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES FREE CHILD SEAT INSPECTIONS AND ASSISTANCE IN ORANGE AND DUTCHESS COUNTIES
Free Inspections by Appointment Offered Year-Round
The Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) today reminded parents and caregivers in Orange and Dutchess counties that free car seat checks by certified child passenger safety technicians are available Saturday, August 14, in Middletown, Monday, August 30, in Salt Point.
When: Saturday, August 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: New York State Police, 55 Crystal Run Road, Middletown
For more information, contact Technical Sergeant Michael Belgiovene at (845) 346-3566 or [email protected].
Additional Information: Appointments are preferred but not necessary. Walk-ins are welcome.
When: Monday, August 30, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: New York State Police, 2541 Route 44, Salt Point
For more information, contact Sergeant Anderson/Trooper Dorner at (845) 677-7331 or [email protected].
Additional Information: Appointments are recommended.
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.