Press Release - 3-26-2021

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Friday, March 26, 2021

 

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

Free Inspections by Appointment Offered Year-Round


The Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) today reminded parents and caregivers in Otsego County that free car seat checks by certified child passenger safety technicians are available by appointment only on Saturday, March 27, in Unadilla.


When: Saturday, March 27 from Noon to 4 p.m.
Where: New York State Police, 823 State Route 7, Unadilla
For more information, contact Trooper Shannon Hartz at (607) 561-7604 or [email protected].


The 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 model of “Learn, Practice, and Explain” 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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