AAA Presents Trips, Trucks, and Trunks

AAA Presents Trips, Trucks, and Trunks

NYS Police & Erie County Sheriff’s Office to Offer Car Seat Checks ahead of Child Passenger Safety Week
Elizabeth Carey
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Child Passenger Safety Week kicks off on September 19th, and AAA is getting a jump start on safety with the New York State Police and Erie County Sheriff’s Office by offering free car seat checks and installation advice. 

Did you know? Car crashes are the leading safety issue facing children. Approximately 183,000 children were injured in car crashes in 2018 - more than 500 injuries per day, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Car seat safety will be an important part of AAA Western and Central New York’s family-friendly Trips, Trucks, and Trunks Event. The New York State Police and the Erie County Sheriff’s Office will have certified car seat technicians on-site. Parents, grandparents, and caregivers are encouraged to participate.

Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021 
Time: 11:00am – 3:00pm
Location: AAA – Amherst Travel & Insurance Center
100 International Drive
 Williamsville, N.Y. 14221

 

Parents and caregivers are less likely to seek car seat inspections as children grow into forward-facing and booster car seats. Child passenger safety technicians inspect about four times the amount of rear-facing car seats than they do forward-facing car seats, and 73 percent of forward-facing seats are not correctly installed.

The event will also highlight several services from travel, insurance, automotive and New York State safety experts. 
Here's what to expect:

  • Presentations on Popular Travel Items
  • Travel Tips by Travel Advisors
  • Touch-a-Truck experience featuring emergency vehicles, a SWAT truck from the Erie County Sheriff's Office, NYS Police car, Amherst Police car, fire truck from the Main-Transit Fire Department
  • Free Battery Testing by AAA
  • Free Car Seat Checks by the New York State Police and Erie County Sheriff’s Office
  • Niagara Frontier Search and Rescue Team
  • Licensed Insurance Experts for Home, Auto, Life & Medicare
  • AAA Job Fair and Interviews for Job Seekers
  • Prize Raffles, Otto the Auto, Food Trucks!

More information is available on Facebook and you can RSVP at:

The event is free, and registration is recommended at:

AAA Events Page

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