Farmingville, NY – The Brookhaven Highway Department is hosting a free child safety seat check on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Ridge Fire Department, 20 Francis Mooney Drive, Ridge, NY 11961.
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 Brookhaven Highway Superintendent Daniel P. 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.” 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