Press Release - 9-9-2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 9, 2021
GOVERNOR’S TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES FREE CHILD SEAT INSPECTIONS AND ASSISTANCE IN PUTNAM, ORANGE, SULLIVAN, DUTCHESS, ROCKLAND AND WESTCHESTER COUNTIES
Free Inspections by Appointment Offered Year-Round
The Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) today reminded parents and caregivers in Putnam, Orange, Sullivan, Dutchess, Rockland and Westchester counties that free car seat checks by certified child passenger safety technicians are available Sunday, September 12, in Carmel, Saturday, September 18, in Chester, Friday, September 24, in Loch Sheldrake (by appointment only), and Saturday, September 25, in Poughkeepsie, Orangeburg and Croton.
When: Sunday, September 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Kent Police Department, 40 Sybils Crossing, Carmel
For more information, contact Sergeant Ashe at (845) 225-4600 or [email protected].
When: Saturday, September 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Town of Chester Police Department, 79 Laroe Road, Chester
For more information, contact Joshua Dugan at (845) 469-7000 or [email protected].
When: Friday, September 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Loch Sheldrake Fire House, 1280 Route 52, Loch Sheldrake
For more information, contact Wendy Salonich at (845) 292-5910 ext. 2220 or [email protected].
Additional safety information: Appointments are required. Everyone over age 2 must wear a mask and maintain social distance protocols.
When: Saturday, September 25, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where: Mid Hudson Plaza (Poughkeepsie Home Depot), 3470 North Road (Route 9), Poughkeepsie
For more information, contact William Johnson at (845) 486-3602 or [email protected].
When: Saturday, September 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Orangeburg Fire Department, 61 Dutch Hill Road, Orangeburg
For more information, contact Technical Sergeant Michael Belgiovene at (845) 346-3566 or [email protected].
When: Saturday, September 25, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Croton Harmon Train Station, 1 Veterans Plaza, Croton
For more information, contact Mark Fielding at (914) 271-5177 or [email protected].
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.