New York State DMV Announces Free Child Seat Inspections and Assistance During February

The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) today announced that free child seat inspections are available to parents and caregivers during the month of February in Albany, Erie, Niagara and Suffolk counties. As part of a year-long safety initiative, state and local law enforcement agencies, together with various community safety partners, are offering free inspections by certified child passenger safety technicians.
“These free inspections are part of a year-round, statewide public awareness and safety initiative to better protect our children when traveling,” said Terri Egan, DMV Executive Deputy Commissioner and Acting GTSC Chair. “Properly installed car seats can greatly reduce the risk of death or injury during a crash, so I urge parents to use this opportunity to make sure their children are properly buckled into their car seats before hitting the road.”