Town’s Child Car Seat Safety Inspection Program Helps Protect Your Most Precious Cargo

Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray has announced the town’s Child Car Seat Safety Program’s summer community inspection schedule. The town’s team of certified child passenger safety technicians will be holding weekly community inspection events across the township during the months of June, July, August and September.

“Safety is of the utmost importance when it comes to children and cars. Our team of certified child passenger safety technicians stands ready to inspect and properly install child car safety seats and educate guardians on their proper installation,” said Murray.  

State law requires that all children under the age of 8 must be restrained in an appropriate child restraint system when riding in a motor vehicle. Technicians will check to be sure that car and booster seats are properly positioned and correctly installed in vehicles in order to provide the best protection for youngsters. Hempstead Town’s certified child passenger safety technicians have received rigorous training and are certified by Safe Kids Worldwide.

“A 30-minute inspection can alleviate any concerns parents and guardians may have when it comes to properly securing young children in their child restraint system,” said Senior Councilman Anthony Santino. “Not only can the inspection give parents peace of mind, but it can potentially be a lifesaver!”

When registering for the program, guardians will be asked to provide the child’s age, weight, height and model of current car seat in use. Technicians can recommend appropriate car seats, and will check for notices of recalls or possible defects for the current model being used.

“I encourage parents and guardians to take advantage of this excellent free service and make an appointment today,” concluded Murray.

The following is the summer community inspection schedule by location (all held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.).  Appointments are required, and are made on a first-come, first-served basis. To schedule an inspection, please visit www.toh.li/public-safety-department/child-car-seat-safety-program or call the Town of Hempstead Department of Public Safety at (516) 538-1900, extension 7709.

FIVE TOWNS - June 3 & 4 at Rock Hall Museum (199 Broadway, Lawrence)

LEVITTOWN - June 10 & 11 at MacLaren Stadium (313 Loring Road, Levittown)

MERRICK - June 17 & 20 at Merrick Road Golf Course (2550 Clubhouse Rd., Merrick)

ELMONT - June 24 & 25 at Averill Blvd. Park (145 Averill Blvd., Elmont)

ROOSEVELT - July 1 & 2 at Roosevelt Pool (14 Hart Ave., Roosevelt)

OCEANSIDE- July 8 & 9 at Oceanside Park (3800 Mahlon Brower Dr., Oceanside)

EAST MEADOW- July 15 & 16 at Speno Park (745 East Meadow Ave., East Meadow)

FRANKLIN SQUARE- July 22 & 25 at Rath Park (849 Fenworth Blvd., Franklin Square)

BALDWIN - July 29 & 30 at Baldwin Park (3232 S. Grand Ave., Baldwin)

LAKEVIEW - August 5 & 6 at Harold Walker Park (1085 Woodfield Rd., Lakeview)

BELLMORE -August 12 & 13 at Newbridge Road Park (2600 Newbridge Rd., Bellmore)

UNIONDALE - August 19 & 22 at Uniondale Avenue Park (710 Uniondale Ave., Uniondale)

VALLEY STREAM- August 26 & 27 at Hendrickson Park* (123 West Merrick Rd., Valley Stream)

WESTBURY - September 2 & 3 at Salisbury Park Ballfields (Salisbury Park Dr., East Meadow

ISLAND PARK- September 9 & 13 at Shell Creek Park (Vanderbilt Ave. & Traymore Blvd., Island Park)

WEST HEMPSTEAD- September 16 & 17 at Echo Park (399 Nassau Blvd., West Hempstead)

WANTAGH - September 24 & 25 at Forest City Park (3099 Morgan Dr., Wantagh)

EAST ROCKAWAY - September 30 & October 1 at Hewlett Point Park (130 Hewlett Point Ave., Bay Park)

*Tentatively scheduled.