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Posted on: July 21, 2017

Brookhaven Highway Department Offers Free Child Safety Seat Check

Two people help pregnant woman install child car seat

Coram, NY – Brookhaven Highway Superintendent Daniel Losquadro, New York State Assemblyman Andrew Garbarino and Councilman Neil Foley are announcing a free child safety seat check on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Blue Point Fire Department, 205 Blue Point Avenue, Blue Point, NY 11715.

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.”

Assemblyman Garbarino said, “Learning proper child seat installation will allow parents, guardians and caretakers to keep children safer on our roads. No matter how carefully we drive, there is always the unfortunate possibility that we will be involved in an accident. Ensuring that car seats are properly secured can help to avoid preventable injuries.”

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

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

Daniel P. Losquadro - Highway Superintendent

1140 Old Town Road

Coram, NY 11727

Phone 631-451-9200

Fax 631-732-2584

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