posted on August 24, 2012 13:23
There will be a car seat check in GeneseeCounty Saturday morning. The safety seat check is a combined effort of the County Sheriffs Office, LeRoy Police and the Batavia Fire Department and it's sponsored by Senator Michael Ranzenhofer.
According to the National Highway TSA 72% of car seats are installed improperly and if they are installed correctly the safety seats decrease risk of fatalities for infants by 71% and 54% for children 1 to 4 years old.
Ranzenhofer said just because the seat feels snug and it’s not moving around a lot, doesn’t mean the seat is safe.
“There is no more valuable cargo than the kids in your back seat and year after year studies have shown and we found when we do these is that a lot of parents, grandparents have difficulty properly installing the car seat and their folks with the sheriffs office and other police agents that have been specially trained to deal with the thousands of models of cars and car seats that there are so you can put your child in there safely,” said Ranzenhofer.
The car seat check will take place in Batavia Saturday from 10a.m. until noon at the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office.