State Police Participating in “Click It or Ticket” Traffic Enforcement Program

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (EYT) – Pennsylvania State Police Troopers will once again be participating in the “Click It or Ticket” traffic enforcement program from Monday, November 17, 2014, through Sunday, November 30, 2014.

If a motorist is stopped for a traffic violation and is not wearing a seat belt, that individual will receive two citations – one for the traffic violation and the other for the 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 conjunction 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, there is a significant increase in 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. Failure to comply with this law can result in fines and costs totaling more than $90.00.

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 excellent opportunity to have any questions regarding the child passenger safety seat law answered.

The Pennsylvania State Police will conduct free child passenger safety seat checks at the following locations:

Clearfield County
Friday, November 21, 2014, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Clearfield Fire Department
108 East Cherry Street, Clearfield, PA 16830
Phone 814-857-3800

Elk County
Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 2014, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Ridgway PennDOT Building
32 Saint Leo Avenue (off SR 120), Ridgway, PA 15853
Phone: 814-776-6136

Forest County
Tuesday, November 25, 2014, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Pennsylvania State Police – Marienville Station
4956 Route 899, Marienville, PA 16239
Phone: 814-927-5253

Jefferson County
Monday, November 17, 2014, from 2:00 pm. to 6:00 p.m.
Central Fire Station
301 East Mahoning Street, Punxsutawney, PA 15767
Phone: 814-938-0510

Jefferson County
Sunday, November 30, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Brockway Ambulance Station
981 2nd Avenue (SR 219), Brockway, PA 15824
Phone: 814-371-4652

McKean County
Tuesday, November 25, 2014, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Smethport Fire Hall
109 South Nelson Street
Smethport, PA 16749
Phone: 814-778-5555

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

To view a list of PennDOT-supported car seat checks and see how PennDOT promotes child passenger safety, visit, then “Traffic Safety Information Center” and “Child Passenger Safety.”

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