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Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee Announces Free Child Seat Inspections and Assistance in Albany County

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, June 10, 2021


Free Inspections by Appointment Offered Year-Round

The Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) today reminded parents and caregivers in Albany County that free car seat checks by certified child passenger safety technicians are available on Saturday, June 12, in Lockport.

When: Saturday, June 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Where: Crossgates Mall Outer Lot, Western Avenue Side, 1 Crossgates Mall Road, Guilderland For more information, contact William Van Alstyne at (518) 765-2565 or [email protected].

This event is 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 this free car seat check event 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.