Press Release - 09-20-2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, September 20, 2021
GOVERNOR’S TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES FREE CHILD SEAT INSPECTIONS AND ASSISTANCE IN WESTCHESTER COUNTY
Free Inspections by Appointment Offered Year-Round
The Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) today reminded parents and caregivers in Westchester County that free car seat checks by certified child passenger safety technicians are available Tuesday, September 21, in Tuckahoe, and Sunday, October 3, in South Salem.
When: Tuesday, September 21, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Village Hall rear parking lot, 65 Main Street, Tuckahoe
For more information, contact Officer Anthony Solano at (914) 961-4800 or [email protected].
Additional information: The entrance to the rear parking lot is located on Underhill Street.
When: Sunday, October 3, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: South Salem Fire House, 1190 Route 35, South Salem
For more information, contact Erika Holze at (914) 763-8903 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.