The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee announced that free child car seat inspections are available to parents and caregivers during the month of July.
Tomorrow’s inspections here in Cortland County begin at 10am at the Homer Intermediate School.
This as part of a year-long safety initiative, state and local law enforcement agencies, along with various community safety partners, are offering free child car seat inspections by certified child passenger safety technicians.
This campaign aims to ensure all parents and caregivers are properly trained to secure their children in a car safety restraint—rear-facing, forward-facing, booster seats, and seat belts—appropriate for the child’s age and size, and to ensure the safety restraints are properly installed.
Saturday, July 14th – Child Safety Seat Check – Cortland County
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Homer Intermediate School, Clinton Street, Homer
Agency: Cortland County Health Department
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), child safety seats reduce the risk of fatal injury by 71 percent for infants and by 54 percent for toddlers in passenger cars. In 2012, a survey by the NHTSA found that 20 percent of all drivers of child passengers did not read any instructions on how to properly install their child restraints, yet 90 percent felt “confident” or “very confident” that their car seats and booster seats were installed correctly.