Press Release - 08-31-2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
GOVERNOR’S TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES FREE CHILD SEAT INSPECTIONS AND ASSISTANCE IN SCHENECTADY, RENSSELAER, COLUMBIA AND ALBANY COUNTIES
Free Inspections by Appointment Offered Year-Round
The Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) today reminded parents and caregivers in Schenectady, Rensselaer, Columbia and Albany counties that free car seat checks by certified child passenger safety technicians are available Thursday, September 2, in Glenville, and Saturday, September 25, in Hudson, Troy and Guilderland.
When: Thursday, September 2, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Indian Meadows Park, Droms Rd, Glenville
For more information, contact Mark Agostino at (518) 384-0123 or [email protected]
When: Saturday, September 25, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Walmart parking lot, 460 Fairview Avenue, Hudson
For more information, contact Joseph Kilmerat (518) 828-3344 or [email protected].
When: Saturday, September 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Center Brunswick Fire Station, 1045 Hoosick Road, Troy
For more information, contact Technical Sergeant Donald Fougere at (518) 783-3258 or [email protected].
When: Saturday, September 25, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Crossgates Mall outer lot Western Avenue side, 1 Crossgates Mall Road, Guilderland
For more information, contact William Van Alstyne at (518) 765-2565 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.