Press Release - 11-29-2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, November 29, 2021
GOVERNOR’S TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES FREE CHILD SEAT INSPECTIONS AND ASSISTANCE IN ERIE COUNTY
Free Inspections by Appointment Offered Year-Round
The Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) today reminded parents and caregivers in Erie County that free car seat checks by certified child passenger safety technicians are available on Wednesday, December 1, in Orchard Park, and by appointment only on Saturday, December 4, in Buffalo.
When: Wednesday, December 1, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Orchard Park Central Fire Station, 30 School Street, Orchard Park
For more information, contact Officer Kristen Mazur at (716) 662-6444 or [email protected].
When: Saturday, December 4, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Catholic Health 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 a mask. All participants will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms on arrival.
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.