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Child Safety Seats




AS OF MARCH 21, 2011, RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CHILD SAFETY SEAT USE HAVE BEEN UPDATED. SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION AT RIGHT UNDER "NEWS & EVENTS"




The Clarkstown Police Department\'s Child Passenger Safety Team runs a monthly fitting station where child seats are checked and parents/caregivers are instructed in proper installation and use. Based on our experience, we have found that 90-95% of all child seats are misused to one degree or another. The fitting station is run by appointment only. To set up an appointment to have your child seat checked, call 845-639-5930 or e-mail: b.gorsky@clarkstown.org




When calling or e-mailing, please include your name, phone number where we can reach you and the number of child seats and/or booster seats you would like checked. Someone will contact you about a week prior to the scheduled date to set up an appointment. Due to staffing issues, child seats are not checked on a daily basis and neither is the voicemail.




To find another child seat fitting station, you can check the SAFENY Website by clicking here.
 
News & Events
2012-12-18 - AAP Releases New Car Seat App
2012-04-12 - Vehicle seat designs make child restraint installation difficult
2011-03-21 - UPDATED Child Seat Recommendations
2011-03-11 - NHTSA's 4-Steps for Kids UPDATED
 
Information On Correctly Using Child Seats
"Are You Using It Right?" color brochure by NHTSA A Parent's Guide to Buying & Using Booster Seats
AAA of NY Offers Car Seat Loaner Program Directions to Child Seat Fitting Station
FAA Info for Flying with Children Information on Aftermarket Products for Child Seats
NEW BOOSTER RATINGS: 21 BEST BETS & 7 GOOD BETS; 8 OUT OF 72 SEATS EVALUATED AREN’T RECOMMENDED NYS Child Restraint Law FAQ
Smart Steps to Safe Passengers-Important Guidelines for Child Seat Use
For more information about child seats, booster seats and seatbelts...
Child Passenger Safety Page
This site was developed by Partners for Child Passenger Safety, a research partnership of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and State Farm®, to help parents and caregivers learn more about child safety seats, booster seats and seatbelts. Since 1997, doctors and scientists at Children’s Hospital and the University of Pennsylvania have studied more than 300,000 motor vehicle crashes to learn more about child safety. The information on this site, and in our videos, follows current safety recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Child Restraint Manufacturer Contacts
A list of child restraint manufacturer's including their addresses, phone numbers and web site links. This page maintained by SafetyBeltSafe USA.
Child Safety Seat Info from NHTSA
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration's offical Child Safety Seat information page. The federal government agency responsible for education, training, enforcement, outreach and legislation regarding child safety seats.
Child seat information from the American Academy of Pediatrics
A website run by the American Academy of Pediatrics

 
 

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