An area civic group is giving residents the opportunity to enjoy one of the borough’s picturesque green spaces while receiving assistance to properly install a child car seat or even getting a free one.
The Friends of Brookville Park and the New York Coalition for Transportation Safety have teamed up for the event which will be held on Friday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the playground area at Brookville Boulevard and 145th Street in Rosedale.
There, attendees can have a certified child safety specialist demonstrate how to properly install a seat. Those in need of a car or booster seat can receive a free one, even if the person doesn’t have a vehicle and use cabs or other people's cars to transport youngsters. For more information or to make an appointment, call (516) 571-9664.
State law requires all children ages 4 to 8, or under 4 and over 40 pounds to be restrained in a booster seat while traveling in a motor vehicle. From 1975 to 2006, an estimated 8,321 children ages 4 and younger were saved by child safety seats or seat belts, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.