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Posted on: March 21, 2017

Brookhaven Highway Department Offers Free Child Safety Seat Check

Two people help pregnant woman install child car seat

Farmingville, NY –  Brookhaven Highway Superintendent Daniel Losquadro and Councilman Neil Foley will host a free child safety seat check on Saturday, April 1, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Safety Town, 249 Buckley Road, Holtsville, NY 11742; rain date is Sunday, April 2.

 The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office, along with certified technicians from the Brookhaven Highway Department, will be on hand to inspect car seats and make sure children are riding in the right car seats for their age and size as they grow.

 “In passenger cars, child safety seats reduce the risk of fatal injury by 71 percent for infants and by 54 percent for toddlers,” said Superintendent Losquadro. “Most parents are confident they have correctly installed their child’s car seat, but in most cases (59%) the seat has not been installed correctly. I am proud to provide this free car seat inspection to teach parents and caregivers how to identify the right car seat for a child’s age and size, and how to correctly install and use their seats.”

 “As a parent, I can appreciate just how important a properly secured child safety seat is,” said Councilman Foley. “I thank Superintendent Losquadro and the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department for giving families the opportunity to learn from the experts so we can all keep our children safe.”

 Inspections are by appointment only; call 631-363-3770 to reserve your spot.

Division of Public Information - Office of the Supervisor

One Independence Hill

Farmingville, NY 11738 

Phone: 631-451-6595

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