Press Release - 7-22-2022

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Thursday, July 14, 2022


Free Inspections by Appointment Offered Year-Round

The Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) today reminded parents and caregivers in Herkimer and Oneida counties that free car seat checks by certified child passenger safety technicians are available on Tuesday, July 26, in Orchard Park, Tuesday, August 2, in Hamburg, Tuesday, August 2, in Tonawanda, Tuesday, August 9, in Lockport, and Sunday, August 14, in Pendleton.

When: Tuesday, July 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Orchard Park Police Department, 4295 South Buffalo Street, Orchard Park
For more information, contact Officer Kristen Mazur at (716) 662-6444 or [email protected].

When: Tuesday, August 2, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: ECC South Campus Parking Lot A, 4041 Southwestern Boulevard, Hamburg
For more information, contact Officer Kristen Mazur at (716) 662-6444 or [email protected].
Additional Information: This car seat check will be a part of the “National Night Out.”

When: Tuesday, August 2, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Lincoln Park, 299 Decatur Road, Tonawanda
For more information, contact Lieutenant Anthony Colangelo at (716) 879-6625 or [email protected].

When: Tuesday, August 9, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Where: Niagara County Public Safety Training Facility, 5574 Niagara Street Extension, Lockport
For more information, contact Cathleen Davis at (716) 438-3464 or [email protected].
Additional Information: Please call or email Cathleen Davis to reserve a time slot.

When: Sunday, August 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Pendleton Station Market, Campbell Boulevard, Pendleton
For more information, contact Cathleen Davis at (716) 438-3464 or [email protected].

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.