Child Safety Seats

Greenburgh Child Safety Seat Inspection Program
(914) 682-5334

Did you know......

4 OUT OF 5 CHILD SAFETY SEATS ARE IMPROPERLY INSTALLED. COULD YOURS BE ONE OF THEM?

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASHES ARE A LEADING CAUSE OF FATAL INJURIES FOR CHILDREN IN THE UNITED STATES. IN 2006 ALONE, MOTOR VEHICLE CRASHES CLAIMED THE LIVES OF 1,794 CHILDREN AGES 0 TO 14 AND INJURED 184,000 MORE! ACCORDING TO THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINSTRATION, MOTOR VEHICLE CRASHES ARE THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH FOR CHILDREN FROM 2-14 YEARS OLD.

On April 10, 1999 Police Officer Jason Caravaglia and the Greenburgh Police Department, in conjunction with the Westchester Safe Kids Coalition, opened a Child Safety Seat Inspection Station. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the department's inspection station is the first of its kind in the State of New York. Certified police officers and volunteers inspect child safety seats. The primary goal of the Child Safety Seat Inspection Station is to educate the public in the proper use of child safety seats.


Child Safety Seat Inspection Unit vehicle generously donated by OneBeacon Insurance and U.S.I. Northeast

The Child Safety Seat Inspectors will assist people with the proper installation of child safety seats. The inspectors will look for improperly installed, broken or recalled safety seats.

The Greenburgh Police Department Child Safety Seat Inspection Station is located at Greenburgh Town Hall, 177 Hillside Avenue, White Plains, New York 10603. The inspection station is usually open the first and third Saturday of each month between the hours 11:00AM and 2:00PM. No appointment is necessary, however, you should first call (914) 682-5334 to ensure the station will be staffed on a particular date.

To find another child seat fitting station, you can check NHTSA's Child Safety Seat Inspection Locator by clicking here.

Child Passenger Safety Unit Staff:

Child Safety Program Coordinator
P.O. Pete Dandreano
(914) 682-5334

Greenburgh Police Department Technicians:
P.O. Gary Burnett , P.O. Angela Rashad, Det. Ellis Christmas, 
P.O. Steve Deastis, P.O. John Jakasal, P.O. Brian Matthews, 
P.O. Bernice Bridges, P.O. J.P. Lara, P.O. Dennis Basulto, P.O. Ed Devito,
and Paramedic Supervisor Jared Rosenberg

Westchester Safe Kids/Blythedale Children's Hospital Staff:
Cathy Kane, Sue Larkin, Cathy Mattison, and Lisa Henry
 
White Plains Hospital Staff:
Kathleen McNamara, RN

Dedicated Volunteers:
Richard Edelson (Greenburgh CERT Captain) 
Werner Freitag (Westchester Safe Kids)

Supporters:
Big-Dee Volvo
The Car Seat Poncho
Peoples United Bank
Met-Life



Funding for the Greenburgh Police Child Passenger Safety Inspection Station provided by the 
New York State Governor's Traffic Safety Committee 



TO LOCATE OTHER CHILD SAFETY SEAT TECHNICIAN CLCIK HERE

 

INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPER INSTALLATION OF CHILD SAFETY SEATS


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