Before school terms begin, driving patterns change and you've got the family in the car almost daily, be sure that your toddlers' safety seats are secure.

Safety seat inspections, Wednesday in Bayville (courtesy Debbi Winogracki)

On Wednesday, August 10 at the Bayville Volunteer Fire Company, certified CPS technicians will check moorings, padding, straps and more, free of charge.

The inspections, from 3 until 6 PM, are part of an ongoing collaboration between the administration of Berkeley Township Mayor Carmen Amato and the Ocean County Sheriff's Department.

Ensuring a safe ride for an infant or a toddler involves a great many questions for a conscientious parent, Amato says, including:

  • Is my child's safety seat properly installed in my vehicle?
  • Is the safety seat I am using the right seat for my child?
  • Is my child securely seated in his/her safety seat?
  • Is my child ready for a booster seat?
  • Is my child ready to safely travel in a vehicle without a booster seat?
  • Can my child be placed in the forward facing position before he/she is two years old?
  • Is there a "BEST" car seat for my child?

Learn the answers to these and more questions Wednesday afternoon at the firehouse on Route 9.

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