The Amherst Police Department is committed to keeping our children safe.
We recognize that motor vehicle crashes pose a tremendous risk for
children. Nationwide traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for
children ages 3 to 14. According to the US Department of Transportation
in the United States during 2010, more than 1,200 children ages 14 years
and younger died as occupants in motor vehicle crashes, and
approximately 171,000 were injured.
Child Seat Inspections by the Amherst Police Department
We conduct inspections on a "as request" basis. Our certified technicians will thoroughly inspect your child passenger car seats for wear and effectiveness and install it properly to assure the safest ride for our children. Please call the Amherst Police Department at 413-259-3000 to see if 1 of our technicians are on-duty. Also, for those families that cannot afford to purchase a child passenger safety seat, the Amherst Police Department has free child passenger safety seats to distribute. These seats have been purchased by a grant from the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, Highway Safety Division. Our technicians can distribute and install the child passenger safety seat.