Carseat Checks to be Conducted Today in Punxsy

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Pennsylvania State Police Troopers will once again be participating in the “Click It or Ticket” traffic enforcement program through Sunday, November 27.

If a motorist is stopped for a traffic violation and is not wearing a seat belt, the driver will receive two citations – one for a traffic violation and the other for a seat belt violation.

During the “Click It or Ticket” program, Troopers will be adopting a zero-tolerance policy toward any violation of the Commonwealth’s seat belt and child passenger restraint laws. In conjuction with this aggressive enforcement approach, Troopers throughout Troop C will be conducting regulatory checkpoints and child safety seat checkpoints.

By buckling up and using child safety seats properly, you significantly increase your changes of surviving a crash. Pennsylvania law also stipulates that children under the age of 8 must be properly secured in a federally-approved child safety seat when riding anywhere in a vehicle.

To help parents safely transport children, the Pennsylvania State Police will conduct free child passenger safety seat checks. These checkpoints serve to reduce the number of improperly installed child safety seats, identify defective seats, detect seats that are affected by recalls from the manufacturer, and also provide an opportunity to have any questions answered in regards to the child passenger safety seat law.

Pennsylvania State Police will be conducting child passenger safety seat checks at the following locations:

Monday, November 21, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Central Fire Department
301 East Mahoning Street
Punxsutawney, Pa. 15767
Phone: 814-938-0510

Elk County
Tuesday, November 22, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
PennDOT Building
32 Saint Leo Avenue (off of Route 120)
Ridgway, Pa. 15853
Phone: 814-776-6136

Forest County
Tuesday, November 22, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Marienville Volunteer Fire Department
4 North Forest Street
Marienville, Pa. 16239
Phone: 814-927-5253

Troopers will examine all child restraint seats for proper installation, and parents will receive instructions on how to correct any deficiencies.

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 Services” link at www.psp.state.pa.us.


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