Child car seat check on Saturday at fairgrounds

Staff Reports Posted 31 August 2021 at 8:22 am

KNOWLESVILLE – There will be a child car seat check on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Orleans County 4-H fairgrounds, Sheriff Chris Bourke said.

According to data, vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children ranging from the ages of 1 to 13. Preventative measures, such as proper installation of car seats, boosters and seat belts can lower many deaths and injuries, the sheriff said.

“Informing and instructing parents and caregivers on child safety and proper installation of car seats is critical to saving young lives,” Bourke said. “Our certified child passenger safety technicians will inspect your car/booster seats to assure that your child is in the correct seat for their size and age.”

For more information, contact Kevin Colonna, certified car seat technician with the Sheriff’s Office, at (585) 589-5527 or

Any unvaccinated adults and children over the age of 2 attending this event are required to wear a mask and adhere to safe distance protocol.