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Child car seat inspections urged in Nassau
In recognition of National Child Passenger Safety Week, Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano is urging all parents and caregivers to have their children’s car seats inspected this Saturday.
Nassau County Traffic Safety will partner with the Education & Assistance Corp. to inspect car seats and provide free hands-on advice from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Millennium Honda, 286 N. Franklin St., Hempstead. Parents are encouraged to call 516-571-9664 to make an appointment.
“The proper installation of a child’s car seat is critical to ensuring safety in a vehicle,” Mangano said.
He noted that the county’s efforts to make sure child seats are safe are not limited to Child Passenger Safety Week. Nassau County Traffic Safety offers this service year-round by appointment at the Nassau County Fitting Station in Hicksville. To make an appointment, call Nassau County Traffic Safety at 516-571-9664.
In motor vehicle crashes, car seats reduce the risk of fatal injury by 71 percent for children younger than 1 and by 54 percent for children 1 to 4 in passenger cars, according to data collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.