NEW YORK - FREE CHILD SEAT INSPECTIONS AND ASSISTANCE IN WAYNE, WYOMING AND TOMPKINS COUNTIES

Free child seat inspections are available all year round on appointment!

On Tuesday, April 19, in Wolcott, Saturday, April 23, in Strykersville, and Saturday, April 30, in Ithaca, the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) reminded parents and caregivers in Wayne, Wyoming, and Tompkins counties that unrestricted car seat checks by accredited child passenger safety technicians are available.

When: From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19.

Where: 11631 Salter-Colvin Road, Wolcott, North Rose Wolcott Bus Garage

Deputy Heather Laws can be reached at (315) 946-5786 or [email protected] for further information.

When: From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 23.

Strykersville Fire Department is located at 594 Minkel Road in Strykersville.

Jillian Calmes can be reached at (585) 786-8890 or [email protected] for further information.

When: From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, April 30.

307 East Palm Road, Ithaca, Cornell Grounds Department

Officer Beverly Van Cleef can be reached at (607) 255-7305 or [email protected] for more information.

Additional Information: Before attending this event, please ensure that you have completed all Cornell University COVID standards. Because many small children may or may not be vaccinated, we suggest wearing a mask in public places where you cannot maintain a 6-foot separation from others.

These activities are part of a yearly safety campaign in which state and local law enforcement agencies and other community safety partners provide free child seat inspections. Trained technicians teach parents and caregivers how to choose and properly install the appropriate seat for their child's age and size and their vehicle, using the "Learn, Practice, and Explain" technique.

Those who cannot attend one of the free car seat inspection sessions may schedule an appointment with a local fitting station. Find out about upcoming car seat check events in your area. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website has further information on car seats and booster seats, including installation instructions and car seat recommendations.

Parents or caregivers can view a series of films developed by NHSTA on the correct installation of rear-facing and the forward car seats and booster seats and car seat inspections. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration also provides information on registering a child safety seat and selecting the appropriate car seat for a child's age and size.

by admin on April 19, 2022