Press Release - 7-27-2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
GOVERNOR’S TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES FREE CHILD SEAT INSPECTIONS AND ASSISTANCE IN ONEIDA AND HERKIMER COUNTIES
Free Inspections by Appointment Offered Year-Round
The Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) today reminded parents and caregivers in Oneida and Herkimer Counties that free car seat checks by certified child passenger safety technicians are available Thursday, July 29, in New Hartford, and Thursday, August 5, in Fultonville.
When: Thursday, July 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Walmart, 4765 Commercial Drive, New Hartford
For more information, contact New York State Police at (315) 736-3899 or [email protected].
Additional safety information: Appointments are requested but not required.
When: Thursday, August 5, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Montgomery County Emergency Management Garage, 200 Clark Drive, Fultonville
For more information, contact Suzanne Stegich at (518) 853-3531.
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 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.