Press Release 11-30-2023

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 30, 2023

GOVERNOR’S TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES FREE CAR SEAT INSPECTIONS AND ASSISTANCE IN ONTARIO AND LIVINGSTON COUNTIES

Free Inspections by Appointment Offered Year-Round

The Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) today reminded parents and caregivers in Ontario and Livingston counties that free car seat checks by certified child passenger safety technicians are available on Saturday, December 2, in Manchester, and Saturday, December 9, in Nunda.

When: Saturday, December 2, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Where: Manchester Fire Department, 8 Clifton Street, Manchester
For more information, contact Anthony Schepis at (585) 398-4152 or [email protected].

When: Saturday, December 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Nunda Fire Department, 4 South State Street, Nunda
For more information, contact Cornell Cooperative Extension Livingston at (585) 991-5432 or [email protected].
Additional information: Appointments are encouraged.

These events are part of a yearlong safety initiative in which state and local law enforcement agencies and various community safety partners offer free car 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 additional information on car seats and booster seats, including installation help and car seat recommendations, from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website.

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 car safety seat and finding the right car seat based a child’s age and size.

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