Press Release - 4-15-2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 15, 2022
GOVERNOR’S TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES FREE CHILD SEAT INSPECTIONS AND ASSISTANCE IN WAYNE, WYOMING AND TOMPKINS COUNTIES
Free Inspections by Appointment Offered Year-Round
The Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) today reminded parents and caregivers in Wayne, Wyoming and Tompkins counties that free car seat checks by certified child passenger safety technicians are available on Tuesday, April 19, in Wolcott, Saturday, April 23, in Strykersville and Saturday, April 30, in Ithaca.
When: Tuesday, April 19, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: North Rose Wolcott Bus Garage, 11631 Salter-Colvin Road, Wolcott
For more information, contact Deputy Heather Laws at (315) 946-5786 or [email protected].
When: Saturday, April 23, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Strykersville Fire Department, 594 Minkel Road, Strykersville
For more information, contact Jillian Calmes at (585) 786-8890 or [email protected].
When: Saturday, April 30, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Cornell Grounds Department, 307 East Palm Road, Ithaca
For more information, contact Officer Beverly Van Cleef at (607) 255-7305 or [email protected].
Additional Information: Please make certain you have followed all Cornell University COVID guidelines to attend this event. Many young children may or may not have been vaccinated, so we recommend wearing a mask in areas where you cannot keep a 6-foot distance from others.
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 child safety seat and finding the right car seat based a child’s age and size.