Press Release - 9-9-2021

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 9, 2021

 

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

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 by appointment only on Sunday, September 12, Sunday, September 19, and Saturday, September 25, in East Farmingdale, and Saturday, September 25, in Holtsville. 

When: Sunday, September 12, Sunday, September 19, and Saturday, September 25, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: New York State Police Troop L Headquarters, 7140 Republic Airport, East Farmingdale
For more information, contact Sergeant Jim Walters at (631) 756-3389 or [email protected].
Additional Safety Information: Appointments and personal protective equipment are required. 

When: Saturday, September 25, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Brookhaven Safety Town, 249 Buckley Road, Holtsville
For more information, contact Karen Harper at (631) 363-3770. 

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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