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Posted on: October 16, 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, New York State Assemblyman Dean Murray and Councilman Kevin LaValle are announcing a free child safety seat check on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Selden Fire Department, 44 Woodmere Place, Selden, NY 11784.

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 Murray said, “I applaud parents for using child safety seats but using them improperly can be very dangerous for a child. It’s important that we hold these car safety seat inspections so parents know how to safely and correctly secure their children.”

Councilman LaValle said, "I am proud to co-sponsor this event with Superintendent Losquadro and Assemblyman Murray. A car safety seat that is used properly can save a child's life in the event of an accident and I urge all parents to take advantage of this opportunity on Nov. 1."

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

For more information about the Town of Brookhaven’s Health and Wellness Fair or to reserve a vendor table, please call 631-451-9100 or email email teh Supervisors office.

Division of Public Information - Office of the Supervisor

One Independence Hill

Farmingville, NY 11738 

Phone: 631-451-6595

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