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Did you know most people think they’re using the right car seat for their kids…but they’re not? Each year thousands of children are tragically injured and killed in automobile accidents. Statistics indicate that 3 out of 4 car seats are improperly used or installed incorrectly.
On June 13th, the Otsego County Department of Health, AAA New York, Otsego County Sheriff’s Department, Otsego County Safe Kids and the New York State Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee are sponsoring a child car seat check in Oneonta. Certified child passenger safety technicians will be available to provide education and hands-on instruction on installing car seats and booster seats from 3PM – 6PM at The Home Depot (Oneonta). Please bring the instruction manual for your child safety seat and your vehicle.
Additionally, the Otsego County Health Department and AAA have a permanent fitting station where parents can call to make an appointment to have their seats checked by a technician on staff. Expectant parents should make an appointment to install their seat properly at least 3 weeks prior to the baby’s due date.
For additional information please contact Kathy Chase at 607.547.7595.