The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Livingston County Traffic Safety Education Program received a $5,000 donation from AAA.com of Western NY. The generous gift will be used to purchase child passenger safety seats.
“Keeping all children in vehicles safe is our primary goal,” said Traffic Safety Educator Barb Sturm. “This generous donation from AAA.com of Western NY will allow us to purchase approximately 70-75 additional child passenger seats for families in need, and comes at a critical time when so many families are struggling. Our deepest gratitude to AAA Western & Central New York!”
The Traffic Safety Education Program has seen an increase in requests for child passenger safety seats during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“With so many families in our community experiencing financial hardship, many parents and caregivers are finding that they are unable to afford critical items,” added Sturm.
Choosing an appropriate car seat and installing it correctly is critical in keeping children safe when traveling in vehicles. The laws, seats, and anchoring systems in vehicles are constantly changing and many parents find it helpful to get professional assistance.
Parents and caregivers can contact the CCE Livingston County Traffic Safety Education Program to arrange for a one-to-one child passenger seat inspection and education from a certified CPS technician (COVID safety measures compliant). Parents/guardians must meet income eligibility guidelines to receive a child passenger seat through the CCE Livingston County Traffic Safety Education Program.