Supervisor Anthony J. Santino has announced the Town of Hempstead’s free Child Car Seat Safety Program’s summer inspection schedule is underway, and registration is open for communities across the township. The Town of Hempstead’s team of certified child passenger safety technicians hosted the first community inspection events at Rock Hall in Lawrence, Merrick Golf Course and Harold Walker Park in Lakeview in June and will be continuing inspections at various locations through the months of June, July, August and September.
“I urge all parents, guardians and caregivers to take advantage of this free program that aims to protect children by ensuring the proper installation of car seats according to strict standards,” Santino said. “All of our child car seat technicians have received rigorous training and are ready to inspect, install and educate on proper installation. “
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 are certified and fully trained.
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.
“This convenient, yet thorough inspection can help give parents and guardians peace of mind when it comes to properly securing young children in their child restraint system,” Santino said. “I encourage parents and guardians to take advantage of this excellent free service and make an appointment today.”
The following is the summer community inspection schedule by location (all held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.). Appointmentsare 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.
Remaining 2017 Summer Child Car Seat Safety Inspection Schedule
June 28 & 29: Elmont Road Park, 755 Elmont Road, Elmont
July 5 & 6: Oceanside Park, 3800 Mahlon Brower Drive, Oceanside
July 12 & 15 (Wed. & Sat.): Speno Park, 745 East Meadow Avenue, East Meadow
July 19 & 20: Baldwin Park, 3232 South Grand Avenue, Baldwin
July 26 & 27: Rath Park, 849 Fenworth Boulevard, Franklin Square
August 2 & 3: Newbridge Road Park, 2600 Newbridge Road, Bellmore
August 9 & 12 (Wed. & Sat.): Uniondale Park, 710 Uniondale Avenue, Uniondale
August 16 & 17: McLaren Field, 313 Loring Road, Levittown
August 23 & 24: Echo Park, 399 Nassau Road, West Hempstead
August 30 & 31: Forest City Park, 3099 Morgan Drive, Wantagh
Sept. 6 & 7: Shell Creek Park, Vanderbilt Avenue & Traymore Blvd., Island Park
Sept. 10 & 13 (Sun. & Wed.): Salisbury Park Ballfields, Salisbury Park Drive, East Meadow
Sept. 19 & 20 (Tues. & Wed.): Guy Lombardo Marina, 898 Guy Lombardo Avenue, Freeport
Sept. 27 & 28: Hewlett Point Park, 130 Hewlett Point Avenue, Bay Park