Press Release - 9-30-2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 30, 2021
GOVERNOR’S TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES FREE CHILD SEAT INSPECTIONS AND ASSISTANCE IN LIVINGSTON AND ORLEANS COUNTIES
Free Inspections by Appointment Offered Year-Round
The Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) today reminded parents and caregivers in Livingston and Orleans counties that free car seat checks by certified child passenger safety technicians are available on Saturday, October 2, in Lima, and Sunday, October 3, in Medina.
When: Saturday, October 2, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Lima Volunteer Ambulance, 7024 West Main Street, Lima
For more information, contact Barbara Sturm at (585) 991-5432 or [email protected].
Additional safety Information: Appointments are recommended.
When: Sunday, October 3, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Village of Medina Fire Department, 600 Main Street, Medina
For more information, contact Kevin Colonna at (585) 589-5527 or [email protected].
Additional safety information: All attendees must adhere to current COVID safe distance protocol. Unvaccinated adults and children over age 2 are required to wear a mask.
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.