Press Release - 7-14-2021

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

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

Free Inspections by Appointment Offered Year-Round


The Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) today reminded parents and caregivers in Broome County that free car seat checks by certified child passenger safety technicians are available on Friday, July 16, in Vestal.


When: Friday, July 16, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Pierce Hill Christian Fellowship, 232 Pierce Hill Road, Vestal
For more information, contact Christine Muss at (607) 778-2807 or [email protected].
Additional safety information:
For the health and safety of technicians and families, we ask that unvaccinated individuals wear a mask and socially distance when possible during their inspection. Appointments are strongly encouraged, but walk-ins are welcomed.


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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