PSP to Offer Child Safety Seat Checks

PUNXSUTAWNEY – In conjunction with National Child Passenger Safety Week, the Pennsylvania State Police, Troop C, continues the effort to reduce the number of improperly installed child safety seats. Troopers will offer free safety seat checks to the public.

These checks help locate defective child seats, as well as those affected by manufacturer recalls. These checks also give troopers the opportunity to answer any questions about child safety seat laws.

Pennsylvania law requires the following when transporting children in a motor vehicle:

  • Children from birth to 4 years of age are to be secured in an approved child safety seat equipped with a harness.
  • Children who are 4 to 8 years of age are to utilize an approved booster seat.
  • Any person between 8 and 18 years of age in any seating location in a vehicle must be fastened in a seatbelt.

Troopers will conduct child passenger safety seat checks at the following locations:

Clearfield County

Monday, Sept. 16, 3 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Clearfield Fire Department

108 S. Cherry St., Clearfield PA 16830


Wednesday, Sept. 18, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Little Hands Childcare

180 McCracken Run Rd., DuBois, PA 15801


Elk County

Thursday, Sept. 19, 3 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Ridgway PennDOT Building

32 Saint Lee Ave., Ridgway PA, 15853


Jefferson County

Sunday, Sept. 15, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Punxsutawney Wal-Mart

21920 Route 119, Punxsutawney, PA 15767


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

For more information on child safety and to get a list of state police car seat safety inspection locations, please click on the “Public Services” link at To view a list of PennDOT-supported car seat checks and to see how PennDOT promotes child passenger safety, please visit,, and then select “Traffic Safety Information Center” and “Child Passenger Safety.”

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