Press Release - 9-10-2021

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 10, 2021

 

      GOVERNOR’S TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES FREE CHILD SEAT INSPECTIONS AND ASSISTANCE IN MONROE AND LIVINGSTON COUNTIES

Free Inspections by Appointment Offered Year-Round 

The Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) today reminded parents and caregivers in Suffolk County that free car seat checks by certified child passenger safety technicians are available Tuesday, September 14, in Fairpoint, and Saturday, September 25, in Dansville.

When: Tuesday, September 14, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Perinton Ambulance, 1400 Turk Hill Road, Fairpoint
For more information, contact Trooper Daniel Irland at (585) 398-4152 or etr[email protected].

When: Saturday, September 25, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Noyes Hospital, 111 Clara Barton Avenue, Dansville
For more information, contact Barbara Sturm at (585) 991-5432 or [email protected].
Additional Information:
Appointments are recommended.

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 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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