Child Safety Seat Program

This program educates parents and community members about the proper use of child safety seats. Our certified safety seat technicians are available to assist with proper installation as well as provide safety checks.

Funding is provided by the NYS Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee and technicians are certified through Safe Kids World Wide. Visit their website for information about purchasing, installing, checking, and changing car seats with their Ultimate Car Seat Guide.

Need your seat checked?  See the list of our certified technician locations below:

  • Chautauqua Safety Village in Ashville: (716) 338-0170
  • Jamestown Police Department: (716) 338-0029
  • Lakewood Busti Police Department: (716) 763-9563
  • University Police Dept. at SUNY Fredonia: (716) 673-3333

Did you know?

  • The back seat is the safest place to ride for all children under age 13.
  • There are three types of car seatsrear-facingforward-facing and booster seat. Even though there are many different models to choose from, all car seats meet the same U.S. federal safety standards.
  • It is important to register your child’s car seat, that way the car seat manufacturer can notify you if there is a safety recall.
  • A properly-installed car seat shouldn’t move more than one inch front to back or side to side when pulled at the seat belt path. This is called the “Inch Test.” This rule applies for forward-facing car seats and rear-facing car seats and when the seat is secured with either the seat belt or LATCH.
  • All infants and toddlers should ride in a rear-facing car seat as long as possible, until they reach the highest weight or height allowed by their car seat manufacturer.
  • Car seats expire! You can find the expiration date on your car seat. Look for the date on a label or imprinted on the plastic.