Press Release - 11-30-2023

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 30, 2023

GOVERNOR’S TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES FREE CHILD SEAT INSPECTIONS AND ASSISTANCE IN NIAGARA AND ERIE COUNTIES

Free Inspections by Appointment Offered Year-Round

The Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) today reminded parents and caregivers in Niagara and Erie counties that free car seat checks by certified child passenger safety technicians are available on Saturday, December 2, in Lewiston and Buffalo, and Saturday, December 16, in North Tonawanda.

When: Saturday, December 2, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Where: Mount Saint Mary's Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston
For more information, contact Health Connection at (716) 447-6205 or [email protected].
Additional information: Please register for an appointment time.

When: Saturday, December 2, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Catholic Health Administrative Training Center, 144 Genesee Street, Buffalo
For more information, contact Health Connection at (716) 447-6205 or [email protected].
Additional information: Please register for an appointment time. The event will be in the parking lot by the picnic tables to the side of the building.

When: Saturday, December 16, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: Rescue Fire Hall, 1241 Strad Avenue, North Tonawanda
For more information, contact Robert Frank at (716) 692-4119 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 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 child safety seat and finding the right car seat based a child’s age and size.

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