The Albany County Department of Public Works Traffic Safety Education Program will be holding the 14th annual child safety seat check on Friday, June 3.
Certified child passenger safety technicians will be available to instruct parents and caregivers on the proper use of car and booster seats and check for misuse. Experts will also advise parents about seats that have been recalled by manufacturers and are no longer safe for use.
The event, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the parking lot of Sears at Colonie Center, is free and open to the public.
Motor vehicle crashes remain the number one cause of death of children. At last year’s event, 135 of the 141 seats checked were being misused. Nationally, 8 out of 10 children are not properly restrained in a child safety seat and many children ages 4-8 are riding unprotected in vehicles because they are not riding in federally approved booster seats.