Albion PD will check car seats for safety on June 12 at COVA

Posted 1 June 2021 at 12:27 pm

Press Release, Albion Police Department

ALBION – The Albion Police Department will be conducting a Child Safety Seat Check event in the parking lot of COVA on Saturday, June 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. That is located at 239 South Main St.

This check event, which is sponsored by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee and COVA, will allow parents and guardians to have their child seats inspected by a Child Safety Seat Technician. The technicians will determine if the child safety seat will provide adequate protection for the child or if a new child safety seat is needed.

The Albion Police Department received a Child Passenger Safety Program grant from the New York State Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee. This grant funding allows the Albion Police Department to purchase child safety seats and other related items for conducting child seat inspections. The funding is used to provide child safety seats to persons who currently have seats that do not meet safety standards following an inspection conducted by an Albion Police Safety Seat Technician.

Child safety seats reduce the risk of fatal injury by 71% when used correctly. However, misuse reduces effectiveness. More than 90% of child safety seats are used improperly. The Albion Police Department will continue to address this issue by participating in the New York State Child Passenger Safety Grant Program and conduct Safety Seat Inspection Checks.

Residents may call the Albion Police Department anytime at (585) 589-5627 and schedule an individual appointment to have their child safety seat inspected.