Press Release - 9-16-2021

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 16, 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 Suffolk County that free car seat checks by certified child passenger safety technicians are available Saturday, September 18, in Marcy, Thursday, September 23, in Utica, and Saturday, September 25, in Utica and Ilion.

When: Saturday, September 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Maynard Fire Department, 9500 Maynard Drive, Marcy
For more information, contact New York State Police at (315) 455-2887 or [email protected].

When: Thursday, September 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Riverside Center Shopping Plaza, 710 Horatio Street, Utica
For more information, contact New York State Police at (315) 455-2887 or [email protected].

When: Saturday, September 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Utica Police Department, 413 Oriskany Street West, Utica
For more information, contact Sergeant Ed Hagen at (315) 520-6366 or [email protected].

When: Saturday, September 25, 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 and First Street), Ilion
For more information, contact Captain Laurie Ann DeVaul at (315) 894-9911.

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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