NYS Child Passenger Safety Enforcement Program

ImageAn Important Child Safety Message from Town of Haverstraw Police Chief Charles Miller.

The Town of Haverstraw is proud to participate in the New York State Child Passenger Safety Enforcement Program. We care about our children and families, both at home and on the road. If you are a Haverstraw resident and need assistance to install your child's safety seat, please call the Town of Haverstraw Police Department at 845-354-1500. You can schedule an appointment for a professional installation of your child restraint seats.

More information is available on the NYS DMV website .

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Proper Child Safety Seat Use Chart Buckle Everyone. Children Age 12 and Under in Back!

 

INFANTS

 

TODDLER

 

YOUNG CHILDREN

WEIGHT

 

Birth to one year and less than 22 lbs.

Older than one year and over 20 lbs.-40 lbs.

 

Over 40 lbs. Ages 4-6, unless 4'9".

 

YPE of SEAT

Infant only or rear-facing convertible

Convertible / Forward-facing

 

Belt positioning booster seat

 

SEAT POSITION

 

Rear-facing only

 

Forward-facing

 

Forward-facing

 

ALWAYS MAKE SURE:

 

Birth to one year and at least 20 lbs. in rear-facing seats Harness straps at or below shoulder level

 

Harness straps should be at or above shoulders Most seats require top slot for forward-facing

 

Belt positioning booster seats must be used with both lap and shoulder belt. Make sure the lap belt fits low and tight across the lap/ upper thigh area and the shoulder belt fits snugly, crossing the chest and shoulder to avoid abdominal injuries

 

WARNING

 

All children age 12 and under should ride in the back seat

 

All children age 12 and under should ride in the back seat

 

All children age 12 and under should ride in the back seat

 

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Your child's safety seat MAY NOT BE SAFE if:

  • It has been in a crash It has missing parts it is on a recall list It is over 6 years old
  • It is not used properly it has no identification labels or tags