Press Release - 11-4-2021

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 4, 2021

 

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

Free Inspections by Appointment Offered Year-Round

The Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) today reminded parents and caregivers in Erie, Niagara and Chautauqua counties that free car seat checks by certified child passenger safety technicians are available by appointment only on Saturday, November 6, in Buffalo, Tuesday, November 9, in Lockport, and Thursday, November 11, in Ashville.

When: Saturday, November 6, 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.

When: Tuesday, November 9, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Where: Niagara County Public Safety Training Facility, 5574 Niagara Street Extension, Lockport
For more information, contact Cathleen Davis at (716) 438-3464 or [email protected].
Additional safety information: Please contact Cathleen Davis by phone or email to reserve a time.

When: Thursday, November 11, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Ashville Fire Department, 5338 Stow Road, Ashville
For more information, contact Jessica Dayton at (716) 338-0170 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.