Brookhaven Highway Department Offers Free Child Safety Seat Check

Middle Island, NY – Brookhaven Highway Superintendent Daniel Losquadro, Brookhaven Councilman Michael Loguercio and New York State Assemblyman Joseph DeStefano are hosting a free child safety seat check on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Middle Island Fire Department, Station 2, 907 Middle Country Road, Middle Island, NY 11953.

Caption: Brookhaven Highway Department Free Car Seat Inspection to be held Wednesday, March 27, 2019, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Middle Island Fire Department.
 

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.”

 

The Child Safety Seat Check is funded, in part, by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration with a grant from the New York State Governors Traffic Safety Committee. Inspections are by appointment only; call 631-363-3770 to reserve your spot.