Press Release - 09-06-2019

DMV News


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, September 6, 2019

Contacts:
Lisa Koumjian
[email protected]

Tim O’Brien
[email protected]

 
NEW YORK STATE DMV AND THE GOVERNOR’S TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMITTEE ANNOUNCE FREE CHILD SEAT INSPECTIONS AND ASSISTANCE DURING SEPTEMBER

Free Inspections Offered in Albany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Clinton, Cortland, Delaware, Erie, Fulton, Herkimer, Livingston, Madison, Monroe, Nassau, Niagara, Oneida, Onondaga, Orange, Orleans, Oswego, Rensselaer, Rockland, Saratoga, Suffolk, Sullivan, Tompkins and Westchester Counties

Free Inspections by Appointment Offered Year-Round

The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) today announced that free child seat inspections are available to parents and caregivers during the month of September throughout the state. As part of a year-long safety initiative, state and local law enforcement agencies, together with various community safety partners, are offering free inspections by certified child passenger safety technicians.

DMV Commissioner and GTSC Chair Mark J.F. Schroeder said, “As a father and grandfather, I urge all parents and caregivers to take advantage of this free service. Learning how to properly install and use child safety equipment only takes a few minutes, but it can make a lifesaving difference in a crash.”

These events aim to ensure all parents and caregivers understand how to choose an appropriate seat for the child’s age and size and how to install the seat correctly. Trained technicians will use the model of “Learn, Practice, and Explain” to educate caregivers on how to select a child restraint that will fit their child, fit their vehicle and be used correctly every time.

Getting safety information and car seat instructions to parents and caregivers is crucial to saving young lives. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), child safety seats reduce the risk of fatal injury by 71 percent for infants and by 54 percent for toddlers in passenger vehicles. 

The following child safety seat checks are scheduled across the state in September:

CAPITAL REGION

September 14                                  Rensselaer County
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Center Brunswick FD
1045 Hoosick Road, Troy, NY 12180
Agency: New York State Police / Rensselaer County Law Enforcement Assoc.
Contact: Trooper Donald Fougere / Eric Dahl at (518) 783-3258 / (518) 266-1970

September 21                                  Saratoga County
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Clifton Park Halfmoon EMS, 15 Crossing Blvd., Clifton Park, NY 12065
Agency: New York State Police
Contact: Trooper Donald Fougere at (518) 783-3258

September 21                                  Albany County
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Crossgates Mall Overflow Parking Lot by Washington Avenue Extension
1 Crossgates Mall Road, Guilderland, NY 12203
Agency: Albany County DPW / Capital Region Safe Kids
Contact: Bill Van Alstyne at (518) 765-2565

CENTRAL NEW YORK

September 7                                    Oswego County
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Oswego Elks Lodge
132 W 5th Street, Oswego, NY 13126
Agency: Oswego County Traffic Safety
Contact: Kyle Boeckmann at (315) 343-2344 ext. 22

September 17                                  Madison County
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Big Lots Parking Lot
102 Utica Street, Hamilton, NY 13346
Agency: Madison County Health Department
Contact: Chrystal Johnson at (315) 366-2361

September 19                                  Cortland
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Beaudry Park
Scammel Street, Cortland NY, 13045
Agency: Cortland County Health Department
Contact: ReBecca Smith at (607) 758-5509

September 21                                  Cortland
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WALMART- Parking Lot
Bennie Road, Cortland NY, 13045
Agency: Cortland County Health Department
Contact: ReBecca Smith at (607) 758-5509

September 21                                  Oswego County
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Lowes of Oswego, 445 NY Route 104, Oswego, NY 13126
Agency: Oswego County Traffic Safety Board
Contact: Kyle Boeckmann at (315) 343-2344 ext. 22

September 21                                  Onondaga County
12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Fayetteville Fire Department, 425 E. Genesee Street, Fayetteville, NY 13066
Agency: Manlius Police Department
Contact: Ken Hatter at (315) 682-2212

FINGER LAKES

September 14                                  Monroe County
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Walmart - Westgage Plaza
2150 Chili Avenue, Rochester, NY 14615
Agency: Monroe County Office of Traffic Safety
Contact: Jean Triest at (585) 753-3018

September 17                                  Livingston County
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Wentworth Motors, 139 Franklin Street, Dansville, NY 14437
Agency: Cornell Cooperative Extension of Livingston County
Contact: Jaime Johnson at (585) 991-5420

September 19                                  Livingston County
2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
St. Agnes School, 60 Park Place, Avon, NY 14414
Agency: Cornell Cooperative Extension of Livingston County
Contact: Jaime Johnson at (585) 991-5420

September 21                                  Monroe County
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Gates Volunteer Ambulance
1600 Buffalo Road, Rochester, NY 14624
Agency: Gates Volunteer Ambulance Service
Contact: Laurie Schwenzer at (585) 247-5519

September 21                                  Livingston County
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Geneseo Fire Department, 133 Center Street, Geneseo, NY 14454
Agency: Cornell Cooperative Extension of Livingston County
Contact: Jamie Johnson at (518) 991-5420

September 21                                  Orleans County
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Dollar Tree parking lot, 330 West Avenue, Albion, NY 14411
Agency: Orleans County Sheriff's Office
Contact: Kevin Colonna at (585) 589-5527

September 21                                  Monroe County
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Delta Sonic - Penfield
1660 Penfield Road, Penfield, NY 14526
Agency: Monroe County Office of Traffic Safety
Contact: Jean Triest at (585) 753-3018

LONG ISLAND

September 15                                  Suffolk County
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Target Riverhead
115 Old Country Road, Riverhead, NY 11901
Agency: Southampton Police Department
Contact: Lt. Susan Ralph at (631) 631-2247

September 15                                  Suffolk County
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Read Creek Park
11 Old Riverhead Road West, Hampton Bays, NY 11946
Agency: Southampton Police Department
Contact: Lt. Susan Ralph at (631) 631-2247

September 17                                  Nassau County
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Geico Headquarters, 750 Woodbury Road, Woodbury, NY 11797
Agency: Geico Headquarters
Contact: Angela Brockmann at (631) 648-7100 ext. 219

September 21                                  Suffolk County
7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Brookhaven Safety Town
249 Buckley Road, Holtsville, NY 11742
Agency: Town of Brookhaven Highway Department, Division of Traffic Safety
By Appointment Only
Contact: Brookhaven Safety Town at (631) 363-3770

September 21                                  Nassau County
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Geico Headquarters, 750 Woodbury Road, Woodbury, NY 11797
Agency: Geico Headquarters
Contact: Angela Brockmann at (631) 648-7100 ext. 219

September 21                                  Suffolk County
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Hampton Bays Fire Department
69 West Montauk Hwy., Hampton Bays, NY 11946
Agency: Southampton Police and Quogue Village Police
Contact: P.O. Barbara Tiedemann/ Lt. Susan Ralph at (631) 926-9393

September 22                                  Suffolk County
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Hampton Bays Fire Department
69 West Montauk Hwy., Hampton Bays, NY 11946
Agency: Southampton Police Department
Contact: Lt. Susan Ralph at (631) 702-2257

September 25                                  Nassau County
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Geico Headquarters, 750 Woodbury Road, Woodbury, NY 11797
Agency: Geico Headquarters
Contact: Angela Brockmann at (631) 648-7100 x 219

MID-HUDSON

September 14                                  Orange County
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Town of Chester Commons Park
81 Laroe Road, Chester, NY 10918
Agency: Town of Chester
Contact: Simone Klopf at (845) 469-7000 ext. 1

September 14                                  Rockland County
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Kirkbride Hall
5 Patriot Hills Lane, Stony Point, NY 10980
Agency: Stony Point Police Department
Contact: TLt. Edward Finn/Sgt. John Wood at (845) 786-2744

September 21                                  Sullivan County
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Loch Sheldrake Fire House
1280 RT-52, Loch Sheldrake, NY 12759
Agency: Sullivan County Public Health Services
Contact: Wendy Salonich at (845) 292-5910 x2220

September 21                                  Westchester County
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Rye Brook Police Department, 938 King Street, Rye Brook, NY 10573
Agency: Rye Brook Police Department
Contact: Sgt Luigi Greco at (914) 937-1020

MOHAWK VALLEY

September 12                                  Fulton County
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Perth Fire Department, 4080 NY 30, Amsterdam, NY 12010
Agency: Fulton County Public Health
Contact: Alyssa Craig at (518) 736-5719

September 18                                  Oneida County
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Boonville Police Station, 13149 State Route 12, Boonville, NY 13309
Agency: Village of Boonville Police Department
Contact: Officer Jennifer Tabolt at (315) 771-4624

September 21                                  Herkimer County
3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Illion Municipal Building rear parking lot
49 Morgan Street, Illion, NY 13357
Enter the parking lot using the one-way parking lot entrance next to the Illion Police Department, which is located at 55 First Street.
Agency: Village of Illion Police Department
Contact: Captain Laurie Ann DeVaul at (315) 894-9911

September 25                                  Oneida County
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Boonville Police Station, 13149 State Route 12, Boonville, NY 13309
Agency: Village of Boonville Police Department
Contact: Officer Jennifer Tabolt at (315) 771-4624

NORTH COUNTRY

September 21                                  Clinton County
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Morrisonville EMS, 21 Banker Road, Morrisonville, NY 12962
Agency: Clinton County Sheriff's Office
Contact: Anika Craig at (518) 565-4397

SOUTHERN TIER

September 19                                  Delaware County
3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sissy's Little Lambs Children's Center
383 Delaware County Highway 11, Oneonta, NY 13820
Agency: Delaware County Public Health
Contact: Heather Warner at (607) 832-5200

September 21                                  Tompkins County
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Cornell Facilities Garage
307 Palm Road, Ithaca, NY 14853
Agency: Cornell University Police
Contact: Beverly Van Cleef at (607) 255-7305

September 21                                  Broome County
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Empower Federal Credit Union 760 Harry L. Drive, Johnson City, NY 13790
Agency: New York State Police
Contact: T/Sgt. Peter Grunder at (607) 561-7606

WESTERN NEW YORK

September 7                                    Niagara County
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Mount Saint Mary's Hospital
5300 Military Road, Lewiston, NY 14092
Agency: Catholic Health of Buffalo, Safe Kids of Western New York
By Appointment Only
Contact: Health Connections at (716) 447-6205

September 7                                    Erie County
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Catholic Health Administration and Training Center
144 Genesee Street, Buffalo, NY 14203
Agency: Catholic Health of Buffalo, Safe Kids of Western New York
By Appointment Only
Contact: Health Connections at (716) 447-6205

September 10                                  Chautauqua County
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Shults Hyundai Lakewood, 181 E. Fairmount Avenue, Lakewood, NY 14750
Agency: Chautauqua Children's Safety Education Village
Contact: Jesica Dayton at (716) 338-0170

September 11                                  Niagara County
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Niagara County Public Safety Training Facility, 5574 Niagara Street Extension, Lockport, NY 14094
Agency: Niagara County Sheriff's Office
Contact: Cathleen Davis at (716) 438-3464

September 14                                  Niagara County
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Town of Niagara Veteran's Memorial Park
7000 Lockport Road, Niagara Falls, NY 14305
Agency: Niagara County Youth Bureau
Contact: Cathleen Davis at (716) 438-3464

September 16                                  Erie County
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Harvest House, 175 Jefferson Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14210
Agency: Catholic Health
Contact: Christina Lewis at (716) 344-7357

September 17                                  Cattaraugus County
2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Seneca Nation Library, 830 Broad Street, Salamanca, NY 14779
Agency: Seneca Nation Marshals
Contact: Nicole Kettle at (716) 945-2779

September 21                                  Erie County
10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Windom Fire Company
Agency: Orchard Park Police Department
Contact: Officer Kristen Mazur at (716) 662-6444

September 21                                  Erie County
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Veteran's Park, 200 Niagara Street, Tonawanda, NY 14150
Agency: City of Tonawanda Police
Contact: Lt Scott Sheehan at (716) 692-2121

September 21                                  Niagara County
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Barker Fire Department
1660 Quaker Road, Barker, NY 14012
Agency: Niagara County Sheriff's Office of Traffic Safety
Contact: Cathleen A. Davis at (716) 438-3464

If you cannot attend one of the listed free child car seat check-up events, you can make an appointment with a child seat inspection site near you. The above schedule may be subject to changes. Find more information on upcoming child safety seat checks 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.

For more information about DMV, visit dmv.ny.gov, or follow DMV on social media on Facebook and Twitter.

For more information about GTSC, visit safeny.ny.gov, or follow GTSC on social media on Facebook and Twitter.

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