NUNDA – A joint-effort by multiple police agencies put more than two dozen new car seats in local vehicles over the weekend, making the roads safer for young children.
Certified Child Seat Technicians from the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, NYS Police and Nunda Police Department checked 38 car seats, and drivers received a total of 25 new car seats.
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“Thanks to the members of the Livingston County Cornell Cooperative Extension, Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, NYS Police and Nunda Police Department for another successful car seat check with over 30 car seats checked,” posted the Nunda Police Department to Facebook. “Thanks to the Nunda Fire Department for hosting us. The Fire Department also did a great job with their open house during the car seat check. Also thanks to everyone who attended and learned how to safely install their car seats.”
After the check was over, the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office put out the following reminders to drivers over Facebook:
Every child under age 16 in the vehicle must use a safety restraint;
If under age four, he or she must be properly secured in a federally-approved child safety seat that is attached to a vehicle by a safety belt or universal child restraint anchorage (LATCH) system;
A child under age four who weighs more than 40 pounds may be restrained in a booster seat with a lap and shoulder belt;
A child age 4, 5, 6 or 7, must use a booster seat with lap and shoulder belt or a child safety seat (The child and safety restraint system must meet the height and weight recommendations of the restraint manufacturer).
The next scheduled Child Safety Seat Check is Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Lakeville Department of Transportation, 5543 Lakeville Road, Geneseo, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Sheriff’s Office asks that anyone with questions contact the Sheriff’s Community Policing Unit, Deputy Mike Didas at (585)243-7100.