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PSP Urges Safety Seat Check


HARRISBURG – PA State Police hope motorists will take advantage of safety seat check resources as National Child Passenger Safety Week runs now through September 29. PSP checked over 1,900 seats last year and found more than 750 misuses by drivers. The checkups are designed to teach proper installation and use of child safety seats. PA’s primary seat-belt law requires drivers and passengers under 18 to buckle up, and children below the age of 4 must be properly restrained in an approved child safety seat. Children ages 4 to 8 must be restrained in an appropriate booster seat. A child below the age of 2 must be securely fastened in a rear-facing child passenger restraint system, which is to be used until the child outgrows the maximum weight and limits designated by the manufacturer. Because of dangers associated with air bag deployment, children 12 and younger should always ride buckled in a vehicle’s back seat. For more information on car seat safety and to get a list of State Police car seat safety inspection locations and dates, click on the “Public Safety” link at

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