Press Release - 3-31-2021

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Wednesday, March 31, 2021 



  Free Inspections by Appointment Offered Year-Round

The Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) today reminded parents and caregivers in Orleans and Livingston counties that free car seat checks by certified child passenger safety technicians are available on Friday, April 2, in Albion, and by appointment only on Saturday, April 3, in Dansville. 

When: Friday, April 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Ronald L. Sodoma Elementary School, 324 East Avenue, Albion
For more information, contact Officer Daniel Baase at (585) 589-5627 or [email protected].
Additional safety information: All attendees over the age of 2 must wear a face covering and practice social distancing. 

When: Saturday, April 3 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Dansville Ambulance, 18 Ossian Street, Dansville
For more information, contact Barbara Sturm at (585) 991-5420 or [email protected].
Additional safety information: Appointments are required to ensure social distancing. Please wear your mask. All participants will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms on arrival. 

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.