Ranzenhofer sponsors car seat safety check


Parents can get their child’s seat inspected for free

Amherst, N.Y. – State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer will sponsor a free car seat safety check on Saturday, July 23 from 10 a.m. to Noon at Main Transit Fire Department, 6777 Main Street in Williamsville.

“Every parent knows that installing a car seat can be difficult.  Certified technicians from local police agencies will be on hand to ensure your child’s car seat is safely and properly secured. Even if you think your child’s car seat is already properly installed, it never hurts to double-check,” said Senator Ranzenhofer. 

Car seats are inspected on a first-come, first-served basis.  An appointment is not necessary.  Residents can contact Senator Ranzenhofer’s District Office at (716) 631-8695 for more information. The program is being held in conjunction with the New York State Police, Erie County Sheriff’s Office and Amherst Police Department.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, car seats decrease the risk of fatalities in cars by 71 percent for infants and 54 percent for children, ages 1 to 4 years old.  One study has concluded 72 percent of 3,500 car seats were not correctly installed.