Albion PD will check car seats for safety on Saturday at Save-A-Lot

Posted 21 September 2022 at 8:27 pm

Press Release, Albion Police Chief David Mogle

ALBION – On Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Albion Police Department will be conducting a Child Safety Seat Check Event in the Save-A-Lot parking lot located at 320 West Ave.

This event is being conducted for Child Passenger Safety Awareness Week, which is currently taking place from September 18-24.

This Check Event, which is sponsored by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee and the Albion Central School District, 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.

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 in order to schedule an individual appointment to have their child safety seat inspected.