Nassau residents let car seat safety advice click into place

August 8, 2013 by  

Training to increase awareness of car seat safety has recently been provided to members of the community in Nassau County, including those in Valley Stream. Among those taking part in the late July training sessions were Nassau County Police Department (NCPD) young Explorers, 16 in total. The training was provided by instructors from the North Shore-LIJ Health System, who teach people how to install a child’s car seat correctly. This training could contribute to saving the lives of children and preventing injuries during an accident.

The training was designed to demonstrate that use of the correct restraints and fitting of car seats does save the lives of children. Inspections of car seats and how they have been installed have been conducted for the last 15 years on Long Island, along with classes in car seat safety. The training took place over three days and lasted 30 hours, with lessons provided on installing a car seat correctly and how to calculate which car seat is the most suitable, using details of weight, height, and age.

A grant was provided by Safe Kids and the Traffic Safety Commission from the New York State Governor. These training events take place throughout the year and are no doubt promoted using the printing services of a local print company. In addition to demonstrating how to keep a young child safe in the car, instructors will show how to correctly restrain older children in the vehicle.