Getting There: Free automotive seat inspections provided in June

Q: How can my daughter discover out when there shall be a kind of child automotive seat set up days within the Capital District? I do know that they’ve them typically at native fireplace homes and police departments. Neither one in every of us can set up it the correct manner.

— Joanne Anderson, Albany

A: It is a frequent chorus, Joanne, that correctly putting in a automotive seat is a second of sheer terror for fogeys and caregivers.

To assist ease that stress, the state Division of Motor Autos and the Governor’s Site visitors Security Committee are providing free little one seat inspections across the state in June.

As a part of a yearlong security initiative, state and native regulation enforcement companies together with group companions will host free inspections by licensed little one passenger security technicians. They may educate dad and mom and caregivers about how to decide on an applicable seat for his or her kid’s age and dimension and learn how to set up it accurately each time.

“Our kids are our most valuable cargo, and defending them is one in every of our best priorities,” stated Mark J.F. Schroeder, appearing DMV commissioner and GTSC chair. “Correctly put in little one security seats can tremendously cut back the danger of demise or harm throughout a crash.”

In keeping with the Nationwide Freeway Site visitors Security Administration, little one security seats cut back the danger of deadly harm by 71 % for infants and 54 % for toddlers.

Beneath New York automobile and visitors regulation, all youngsters should be restrained whereas using in a motorcar till they’re Eight years outdated.

A seat test shall be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 28, within the Colonie Middle parking zone at 1417 Central Ave. in Albany, hosted by the Albany County Division of Public Works and Capital Area Protected Children. Be suggested {that a} full test can be a studying expertise and takes time. For info, name Invoice Van Alstyne at 518-765-2565.

For a calendar of further checks, go to and for a listing of the place they’re provided, go to

As well as, the NHTSA has details about automotive seat scores at, and helps shoppers with registering seats to make sure they are going to be notified in case of a recall.

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Sizzling spots

What to look at for this week:

Northway (I-87) close to Exit four and Albany Shaker Street, Colonie: Look ahead to single-lane closures throughout off-peak daytime hours, 9 a.m. to five p.m. and 9 p.m. to six a.m. Monday to Friday for off-road work, in addition to northbound lane shifts, with pace restrict lowered to 45 mph.

Northway, Wilton: Look ahead to lowered lane widths in each instructions beneath the Jones Street overpasses between exits 15 and 16.

Alternate Route 7, Colonie: Look ahead to single-lane closures, Eight p.m. to six a.m., between Route 32 and Miller Street, with various daytime off-peak lane closures. Center lane shall be closed from Eight p.m. to six a.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.

Routes 9 and 20, East Greenbush and Rensselaer: Look ahead to one in every of two lanes closed in every route, with truck and width restrictions on the bridges over South Avenue (Route 9J) and the Amtrak and CSX railroad tracks.

I-787 ramps, downtown Albany: Look ahead to lowered lane width on ramps connecting to South Mall Expressway, with various night time/weekend closures and detours.

Route 67, Eagle Bridge: Batten Kill Railroad and Owl Kill bridge closed by way of October for substitute. Vehicles and lightweight vans shall be detoured utilizing Turnpike Street and North Outdated State Street. Massive vans and tractor-trailers shall be detoured utilizing routes 67, 40, 142, 7 and 22.

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