Child Passenger Safety Inspections

The Wappingers Falls Police Department has a team of Certified Child Passenger Safety Inspectors. These inspectors have received extensive training on the safe and proper installation of all types of child passenger safety seats, from rear facing infant seats to belt adjusting booster seats.

 

Our CPS Inspectors are ready to help make sure your child is as safe as possible when traveling in your vehicle. Call or stop by today to set up a time to have an inspection, 845-297-1011. 

What safety seats and child restraint systems required in New York State?


New York State law requires that
 

  • All children under the age of 4 ride in child safety seats

  • All children ride in child restraint systems until their 8th birthday

     

What seat should I get for my child? 

 

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's website provides excellent information to help you choose the correct child safety seat.

 

Can I use a child safety seat in a car with air bags?

 

It is not illegal under NY State law for a child passenger to ride in the front seat of a vehicle that has a passenger air bag, but it is dangerous. Recent studies show that air bags can cause serious or fatal injuries to infants, children or small adults that sit in the passenger-side front seat. It is also normally safer for a child of any age to ride in the back seat of any vehicle.
 

Are there other locations to get my child safety seat inspected?

Visit the Governors Traffic Safety Committee Website for a searchable listing of all Child Passenger Safety Inspection Stations.