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Child Safety Seats

EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 1, 2019: All children under the age of 2 shall be rear-facing unless the child exceeds the maximum height and weight limits of the car seat (check car seat manual and/or labeling for rear-facing maximum weight limit).


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New Rear-facing child safety seat recommendations as of September 2018

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. If you do not have access to email, you can call (845)639-5930 and leave a message.

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.

For more information about child seats, booster seats and seatbelts...

ImageChild 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.

Image 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.

Image 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.

Image Child seat information from the American Academy of Pediatrics
A website run by the American Academy of Pediatrics