Child Safety Seats - Where to get help
There are literally thousands of possible combinations of child safety seats and vehicle seats, and a significant number of those combinations are not compatible. That means a parent or caregiver may find it difficult or impossible to install a child safety seat properly, even with the help of the vehicle owner's manual and the child safety seat instruction booklet.
Fortunately, there are places to go for assistance from trained child passenger safety professionals.
A list of certified Child Passenger Safety (CPS) technicians and child safety seat "checks" in your area, are on the New York State Governor's Traffic Safety Committee Web site. You may contact them by phone at (518) 473-7708.
The New York State Police retains a staff of certified CPS technicians throughout the state; to contact the one nearest you, call (518) 457-3258.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration maintains a list of certified child passenger safety technicians and other resources on their Web site.