Child Safety Seat Event

BINGHAMTON, NY - The Broome County Sheriff’s Department in conjunction with the Broome County Traffic Safety Program and the New York State Police will be holding a Child Safety Seat Check Event in recognition of National Child Passenger Safety Week, February 11-17.

The event will take place at the Broome County Sheriff’s Department, located at 155 Lt. Van Winkle Drive (behind Broome Community College), on Saturday, February 17, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 80% of parents in the United States are incorrectly using their child safety seats. In Broome County, the rate of car seat misuse is well over 70%. This event will include free child safety seat installations by certified child passenger safety technicians, as well as free educational materials and guidance on child safety seats.

Families that are interested should bring their child safety seat(s), their child/children, and the vehicle the child safety seat will be installed into. Appointments are preferred but not necessary.

For more information about this event or to make an appointment, please call Christine Muss at 607.778.2807.

February 17th 2007
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Broome County Sheriff’s Department