Pennsylvania state troopers will take part in the “Click It or Ticket” traffic enforcement program, beginning May 13 and running through June 2.
If a motorist is stopped for a traffic violation and is not wearing a seatbelt, they will receive two citations; the first will be for the traffic violation and the second for the seatbelt violation.
“… Troopers will be adopting a zero-tolerance policy toward any violation of the commonwealth’s seatbelt and child passenger restraint laws,” state police said.
“In conjunction with this aggressive enforcement approach, troopers from throughout Troop C will be conducting regulatory and child safety seat checkpoints.”
According to state police, by buckling up and using child safety seats properly, you “significantly increase” your chances of surviving a motor vehicle crash.
Pennsylvania law requires that children under the age of 8 years old must be properly secured in a federally-approved child safety seat when riding anywhere in a vehicle.
Children aged 2 years and under must be secured in a rear-facing child safety seat, and to help parents safely transport their children, troopers will offer free child passenger safety seat checks.
“These checkpoints serve to reduce the number of improperly installed child safety seats, and to identify defective seats and seats affected by recalls,” state police said.
“It provides an excellent opportunity to have any questions regarding the child passenger safety seat law answered. These checks aren’t set up to cite for misuse but to ensure proper use.”
Troopers will examine all child restraint seats for proper installation, and parents will receive instructions on how to correct any deficiencies.
Two child passenger safety seat checkpoints will be held in Clearfield County. The first is on May 13 from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. at the Clearfield Fire Department, 108 E. Cherry St.
The second checkpoint will be held on May 18 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the DuSan Ambulance Service, located at 835 Beaver Dr., DuBois.
For more car seat safety information and a list of inspection locations, please visit the “Public Safety” link at www.psp.state.pa.us.