Did You Know: § Most car seats expire after 6 years. (Always check the manufacturer’s date.) § It is unsafe to use second-hand used car seats or car seats purchased from garage sales. § It is important to always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for proper installation. Do not modify your car seat. Modifications can compromise the safety of your child. § It is important to register your car seat when you first purchase it so you can be notified of future safety recalls. If you are interested in a Child Safety Seat Check Event or a Child Passenger Safety Educational Program please contact Christine Muss, Broome County Traffic Safety Program. Broome County Child Passenger Safety Program We are always looking for new places to visit! Broome County Health Department Traffic Safety Program 225 Front Street Binghamton, NY 13905 Phone: (607) 778-2807 Fax: (607) 778-3998 www.gobroomecounty.com/hd/tsp "Like" us on search Broome County Traffic Safety According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration child safety seats reduce the risk of death in passenger cars by 71% for infants and 54% for toddlers, ages one to fours years. Follow us on @BCDriveSafe Funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration with a grant from the New York State Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee. Broome County Health Department Traffic Safety Program Broome County Car Seat Programs: Program Locations: § Provide free car seat inspections, guidance and education for families/caregivers by Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians through regularly scheduled Fitting Stations. Broome County Health Department in partnership with the Broome County Sheriff’s Office: 155 Lt. Van Winkle Drive, Binghamton Located in upper garage area § By appointment only § Child Safety Seat Distribution Program: 2nd Tuesday of month, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. § Fitting Station: 3rd Tuesday of month, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Call Christine Muss at (607) 778-2807 § Provide free car seats for income eligible clients through the Child Safety Seat Distribution Program. (Please contact individual agency for program qualifications). At Your Appointment: §Parent or legal guardian must be present. § Arrive in the vehicle that the seat is transported in. § Child must be present. § If available, please bring your car seat manual and the manual for your vehicle. Broome County Dept. of Social Services 155 Lt. Van Winkle Drive, Binghamton Located in upper garage area § By appointment only § Child Safety Seat Distribution Program: 2nd Tuesday of month, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. § For DSS Clients ONLY Call Robin Mastrangelo at (607) 778-2629 Endicott Police/Fire Station 1101 Park Street, Endicott § By appointment only Call (607) 757-2404 New York State Police § By individual appointment only Call (607) 561-7605 or (607) 775-1241 Union Volunteer Emergency Squad, Inc. 8 South Avenue B, Endwell § By appointment only Call Sharon Gumaer at (607) 754-3414 ext. 223 Vestal Police Department 605 Vestal Parkway West, Vestal § By appointment only § Fitting Station: 1nd and 3rd Thursday of month Call Officer Brian C. Thorick at (607) 754-2111 New York State Law: §All children must be restrained in an appropriate child restraint system while riding in a motor vehicle, until they reach their 8th birthday. § An appropriate child restraint system is one that meets the child’s size and weight recommended by the manufacturer. § The safety belt in your vehicle is not designed for children. A booster seat raises your child up so that the safety belt fits your child correctly and provides better protection.
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