Press Release - 7-27-2021

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, July 23, 2021

 

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

Free Inspections by Appointment Offered Year-Round

The Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) today reminded parents and caregivers in Albany County that free car seat checks by certified child passenger safety technicians are available Thursday, July 29, in Watervliet, Wednesday, August 4, in Voorheesville, and by appointment only on Wednesday, August 18, in Latham.

When: Thursday, July 29, from 3 p.m to 6 p.m.
Where: Watervliet Elementary School, 2557 10th Avenue, Watervliet
For more information, contact Mayor Charles Patricelli at (518) 270-3815 or [email protected].

When: Wednesday, August 4, 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Where: Farmer's Market at the United Methodist Church, 68 Maple Avenue, Voorheesville
For more information, contact William Van Alstyne at (518) 765-2565 or [email protected].

When: Wednesday, August 18, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: New York State Police, 760 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham
For more information, contact Technical Sergeant Donald Fougere at (518) 783-3258 or [email protected].
Additional safety information: Event will be by appointment only.

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.