Press Release - 2-11-2022

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 11, 2022

 

 GOVERNOR’S TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES FREE CHILD SEAT INSPECTIONS AND ASSISTANCE IN DUTCHESS COUNTY 

Free Inspections by Appointment Offered Year-Round

The Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) today reminded parents and caregivers in Dutchess County that free car seat checks by certified child passenger safety technicians are available Tuesday, February 15, in Salt Point.

When: Tuesday, February 15, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: New York State Police Troop K Headquarters, 2541 Route 44, Salt Point
For more information, contact Sergeant Anderson or Trooper Dorner at (845) 677-7331 or [email protected]
Additional Safety Information: Appointments are strongly encouraged.

This event is 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 this free car seat check event 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. 

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