Free Child Safety Seat Check Event

      For immediate release:

            The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the Waterloo and Seneca Falls Police Departments and the Ovid Fire Department, with sponsorship of the New York State Governors Traffic Safety Committee are hosting a child seat check event on September 23rd, 2023 from 1000-1300 at the Ovid Fire House located at 2136 Brown Street in Ovid.

            Parents and caregivers are invited to come have Nationally Certified Child Seat Technicians inspect and assist with proper installation of their child safety seats.  This event is in conjunction with several others checks throughout the state, known as Child Seat Saturday.  Experience has found that 8 out of 10 child seats inspected have some type of error in the use or installation.  It is the goal of the Sheriff’s Office and participating agencies to ensure the children of Seneca County are travelling in a safe manner.

             This event is not a child seat give away, rather we perform an inspection and assist with the proper installation of the child seat.  Caregivers as asked to come to the event with the children who will ride in the seat, for a proper installation and assessment.

Anyone with questions may contact the Sheriff’s Office at regarding this event and child passenger safety in general.