The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office provides the services of certified child safety seat inspection technicians to inspect, recommend and install child safety seats in the vehicles of members of the public. The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office has a limited supply of child safety seats available at no charge for Seneca County residents. Residents interested in the services of the SCSO child safety seat inspection program can contact the SCSO at (315) 220-3200 to arrange for such individual inspection. The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office from time to time throughout the year sponsors child safety seat inspection programs throughout Seneca County. The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office announces the dates and locations of such inspection programs in the press and via the Sheriff’s website.
Effective November 24, 2009 all children under the age of 8 must be restrained in a appropriate child restraint system while riding in a motor vehicle.
An appropriate child restraint system is one that meets the child's size and weight and the specifications of the manufacturer of such system. A child restraint system may be a child safety seat, harness, vest or a booster seat. The vehicle's safety belt alone is NOT a child restraint system.