Press Release-7-15-21

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 15, 2021

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

Free Inspections by Appointment Offered Year-Round

The Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) today reminded parents and caregivers in herkimer County that free car seat checks by certified child passenger safety technicians are available on Sunday, July 18, in Ilion.


When: Sunday, July 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Village of Ilion Municipal Building and rear parking lot, 49 Morgan Street (corner of Morgan Street & First Street), Ilion
For more information, contact Captain Laurie Ann DeVaul at (315) 894-9911


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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