Press Release - 4-21-2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 21, 2022
Free Inspections by Appointment Offered Year-Round
The Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) today reminded parents and caregivers in Erie County that free car seat checks by certified child passenger safety technicians are available Saturday, April 23, in Hamburg.
When: Saturday, April 23, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Newton Abbott Fire Company, 3426 Abbott Road, Hamburg
For more information, contact Officer Kristen Mazur at (716) 662-6444 or [email protected].
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 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 NHTSA 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.