Assemblyman John Ceretto, alongside the Erie County Sheriff's Office, recently announced he will host his annual car seat safety check and child ID kit event from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 27, at the Grand Island Fire Co., 2275 Baseline Road.
"I'm looking forward to teaming up with the Erie County Sheriff's Office and New York State Police to ensure that the children of Western New York are safely secure in their car seats," Ceretto said.
Statistics show that more than 90 percent of all child car seats are improperly installed or misused.
"Working together, we can ensure a safe summer driving season for our children. Simply stop down to the Grand Island Fire Co. and have trained State Troopers inspect the installation of your child or grandchild's car seat," Ceretto said.
Ceretto also noted deputies from the Erie County Sheriff's office will be on hand registering children for Operation SAFE CHILD identification cards.
In addition to quickly providing important details to police agencies investigating child disappearances, the SAFE CHILD card can be used in conjunction with the state AMBER Alert and Missing Child Alert programs. If a child goes missing, the SAFE CHILD program allows his or her information to be electronically disseminated within minutes, significantly increasing the possibility of bringing a missing child home.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Ceretto's office at 716-282-6062 or at [email protected].