Car seat checks today and Sept. 26 in Albion
Sheriff’s Office will check car seats Saturday at Public Safety Building
ALBION — There will be three car seat safety checks in Albion this month, with the first one today from noon to 4 p.m. at the Save-A-Lot parking lot, 320 West Ave.
“We will have technicians there to inspect seats and install them correctly,” said Roland Nenni, Albion police chief. “If the seat is out of date or a new one is required we will provide that free of charge.”
There will two other child passenger seat safety checks this month by the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office with the first one Saturday, Sept. 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Public Safety Building in Albion, 13925 Route 31.
There will be another one from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 26 in Albion at the Dollar Tree parking lot, 330 West Ave. The Orleans County Sheriff’s Office will have certified child passenger safety technicians on site to check car/booster seats.
These check events are sponsored by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee, which provided funding for new car seats.
Child safety seats reduce the risk of fatal injury by 71 percent when used correctly, Nenni said.
More than 90 percent of the seats aren’t installed correctly, he said.
Residents can call the Albion PD anytime at (585) 589-5627 to schedule an individual appointment to have a child car seat inspected.