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    NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
    Description:
    Safety Tips
    For Drivers
    ...On Seat Belts and Car Seats
    Last year in New York City 2 out of 3 people killed in traffic crashes were not wearing their safety belts. When used correctly, safety belts double your chances of surviving a serious car crash. To reduce risks of serious injury, always wear your safety belt and keep about 10 inches between yourself and the airbag compartment. Never place a rear-facing infant seat in the front passenger seat if there is an air bag. The back seat is the safest place for children to sit. Make sure they are properly restrained, either buckled into a safety belt if they are under age 7 in a car seat or booster seat.
    Booster Seats are Not-One-Size-Fits-All
    Parents must find the right fit for their child. Kids come in all shapes and sizes, and not all boosters will fit all children the same way. Get more information from Safe Kids USA.
    It's the LAW in New York:
    • All front seat occupants must buckle up;
    • All children under 16 years of age, in the front and back seat, must buckle up;
    • All children under 7 must be buckled into a federally-approved appropriate child restraint system;
    • Drivers can receive a fine of up to $100 and three points against their license if a passenger under age 16 is not properly restrained.
    Visit the New York State Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee for detailed information on the child seat law. Visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Child Passenger Safety Web Site or the National Safe Kids Campaign's Web site. Is your child car seat installed properly? 9 out of 10 car seats are not. Find out if yours is.
    Call for an appointment for a FREE inspection at a DOT Child Car Seat Fitting Station:
    Queens

    Forest Park
    107-02 Myrtle Avenue
    Richmond Hill

    (718) 805-4510
       
    ManhattanGreenwich Street between Park Place & Barclay St.
    672 West 158th Street
    (212) 839-2200
    (212) 795-3046
       
    Bronx837 Brush Avenue(718) 822-4116
       
    BrooklynWoodhull Hospital,
    760 Broadway
    (718) 963-6858
       
    Staten IslandMichael J. Petrides Complex,
    715 Ocean Terrace
    (718) 390-5150
    A trained car seat technician will check your seat and demonstrate correct installation. This service is free of charge. Please note that we cannot accept walk-ins. It is necessary to call to make an appointment. Come to a free car seat check on Saturday, February 14, at Chevrolet-Saturn of Harlem, 2485 Second Avenue at 127th Street, Manhattan, between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. No appointment is necessary. Future events are scheduled for Saturday, March 28 at Bruno GMC Pontiac Buick, 435 Hamilton Avenue, Brooklyn, between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm and Saturday, March 14 at Chevrolet-Saturn of Harlem between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. See the events calendar for details. If your car does not have lap and shoulder belts in the back seat, you may be able to retrofit your car with shoulder belts. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Web site can provide you with information and contacts for retrofitting your car. Other options include travel vests or higher weight car safety seats that may be used with lap belts only. Information on travel vests and car seats is found in the 2007 Buyer's Guide

    Review and Rating

    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 10-Mar-2013
    Comment:  Recommended by PSP Member without review