Greenburgh Child Safety Seat Inspection Program
Sgt. Steve DeAstis
Did you know......
4 OUT OF 5 CHILD SAFETY SEATS ARE IMPROPERLY INSTALLED. COULD YOURS BE ONE OF THEM?
MOTOR VEHICLE CRASHES ARE A LEADING CAUSE OF FATAL INJURIES FOR CHILDREN IN THE UNITED STATES. ACCORDING TO THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINSTRATION, MOTOR VEHICLE CRASHES ARE THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH FOR CHILDREN FROM 2-14 YEARS OLD.
On April 10, 1999 Police Officer Jason Caravaglia and the Greenburgh Police Department, in conjunction with the Westchester Safe Kids Coalition, opened a Child Safety Seat Inspection Station. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the department's inspection station is the first of its kind in the State of New York. Certified police officers and volunteers inspect child safety seats. The primary goal of the Child Safety Seat Inspection Station is to educate the public in the proper use of child safety seats.
The Child Safety Seat Inspectors will assist people with the proper installation of child safety seats. The inspectors will look for improperly installed, broken or recalled safety seats.
The Greenburgh Police Department Child Safety Seat Inspection Station location is now full time at
Subaru/Volvo Service Center 499 Old Tarrytown Rd, White Plains, NY 10603
The inspection station is usually open the first and third Saturday of each month between the hours 11:00AM and 2:00PM. No appointment is necessary, however, you should first call (914) 989-1650 to ensure the station will be staffed on a particular date or if it is relocated.
To find another child seat fitting station, you can check NHTSA's Child Safety Seat Inspection Locator by clicking here.
Child Passenger Safety Unit Staff:
Greenburgh Police Child Safety Program Coordinator,
NYS GTSC Child Passenger Safety Board Region 9 Coordinator
and Westchester Safe Kids Coordinator:
Sgt. Steve DeAstis
Greenburgh Police Department Technicians:
P.O. Burnett , Det.Rashad, Det. Christmas,
Sgt. Deastis, Det. Jakasal, P.O. Bridges,
P.O. Lara, P.O. Zenon, P.O. Knoesel, P.O. Roberts,
P.O. Ellrodt, Paramedic Supervisor Rosenberg, E.M.T. Lynch, and Traffic Aide Stevenson
Richard Edelson (Greenburgh CERT Captain)
Werner Freitag (Westchester Safe Kids)
Sue Larkin & Lisa Henry
Safe Haven Self Storage
The Car Seat Poncho
Peoples United Bank
Funding for the Greenburgh Police Child Passenger Safety Inspection Station provided by the
New York State Governor's Traffic Safety Committee
TO LOCATE OTHER CHILD SAFETY SEAT TECHNICIAN CLICK HERE
INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPER INSTALLATION OF CHILD SAFETY SEATS
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