PUNXSUTAWNEY – Troopers with the Pennsylvania State Police will again be participating in the “Click it or Ticket” traffic enforcement program from Monday, Nov. 14 until Sunday, Nov. 27.
If a motorist is stopped for a traffic violation and is not wearing a seatbelt, the driver will receive two citations – one for the traffic violation and one for the seatbelt violation.
During the “Click it or Ticket” program, troopers will be operating under a zero-tolerance policy toward any violation of the commonwealth’s seatbelt and child passenger restraint laws.
In conjunctions 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 are going to significantly increase your chances of surviving a crash, according to state police.
Pennsylvania law also requires that children who under the age of eight must be properly secured in a federally-approved child safety seat when riding anywhere in a vehicle.
To help parents safely transport children, state police will be conducting free child passenger 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 provide an opportunity to answer questions on the child passenger seat law.
State police will be conducting a child passenger safety seat check in Clearfield County on Nov. 14 from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Clearfield Fire Department, 108 E. Cherry St., Clearfield, phone 814-857-3838.
At the checkpoints, troopers will be examining all child restraint seats for proper installation and parents will receive instructions on how to correct any deficiencies.
For more information on car safety seat safety and to get a list of state police car safety seat inspection locations and dates click the “Public Services” link at www.psp.state.pa.us.