Mastic Beach, NY - November 18, 2014 - Free child car seat inspections will be offered to parents in Mastic Beach on Saturday, November 22, 2014, and a limited number of booster seats will be distributed free of charge. The safety initiative is being offered through the Suffolk County Police Department in conjunction with Legislator Kate Browning (WF-Shirley), Mastic Beach Village and the EAC Network. It will take place at Mastic Beach Village Hall from 10am-1pm and inspections are by appointment only.
Three out of four car seats in the United States are used incorrectly, which endangers the lives of thousands of children every year. Since most parents unknowingly install seats improperly, Suffolk County is offering free inspections in an effort to better educate parents about how to safely use a car seat. Certified technicians will be on site to conduct the inspections and to provide essential safety information to parents. For those in need, free booster seats can be made available.
“This is a valuable service that I urge all parents to take advantage of at no cost to them,” stated Legislator Browning. “By ensuring your car seat is being used appropriately, you are improving the safety of your child. Please make sure you call to make an appointment ahead of time.”
Inspections are by appointment only, so please call 631-648-7100 ext. 219 to reserve your spot on the list. Not all participants will receive a free booster seat. Seats are available based on need.