Ranzenhofer to hold safety check for child car seats in Batavia


    State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer will hold a free car seat safety check this Saturday, August 24 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, 165 Park Road in Batavia.


    “Every parent knows installing their child’s car seat isn’t as easy as a click of a seat belt, and the pages and pages of instructions that are included in the box often don’t make it any easier.  With the first day of school right around the corner, I am encouraging parents and grandparents to get their child’s car seat checked,” said Ranzenhofer.


    “Protecting our children in vehicles should be a priority of all parents.  We hope parents will take advantage of this worthwhile program,” said Genesee County Sheriff Gary T. Maha.


    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, three out of every four car seats are unsecure due to improper use.  Car seats decrease the risk of fatality in cars by 71 percent for infants and 54 percent for toddlers.


    The program is being held in conjunction with the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, LeRoy Police Department and City of Batavia Fire Department.  No appointment is necessary.  Residents can contact Senator Ranzenhofer’s District Office at (585) 454-0322 for more information.


    About the 61st Senate District

    The 61st Senate District encompasses: the Towns of Amherst, Clarence, and Newstead and the Villages of Akron and Williamsville in Erie County; the Towns of Chili and Riga, the Village of Churchville and part of the City of Rochester in Monroe County; and all of Genesee County.