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 NASSAU AND SUFFOLK COUNTIES
Free Inspections by Appointment Offered Year-Round

The Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) today reminded parents and caregivers in Nassau and Suffolk counties that free car seat checks by certified child passenger safety technicians are available Saturday, December 2, in Farmingdale (by appointment only), and Saturday, December 9, in Holtsville.

When: Saturday, December 2, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: New York State Police, 7140 Republic Avenue, Farmingdale
For more information, contact Trooper Brian Corso at (631) 231-7103 or [email protected].
Additional information: Appointments are required.

When: Saturday, December 9, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Brookhaven Safety Town, 249 Buckley Road, Holtsville
For more information, contact Karen Harper at (631) 451-5335 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 car safety seat and finding the right car seat based a child’s age and size.

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