Buckle Up, Drivers, And Make Kids Safe Too
POTTSTOWN PA – Child safety seat, booster seat, and seat belt enforcement will take center stage in the borough of Pottstown this week, the police department reported, as it observes National Child Passenger Safety Week now through Saturday (Sept. 19, 2015).
“The seat belt enforcement activities will be conducted throughout the week at several pre-school and elementary schools, as well as at some shopping centers and other locations in Pottstown,” it said in a Facebook status update. “The enforcement, coupled with educational outreach efforts,” aims to emphasize the use of use of age- and size-appropriate restraints to “prevent injury and death to children involved in crashes,” it added.
“Citations will be issued to motorists who are caught transporting unrestrained children!,” it warned.
The department reminded drivers that:
- Pennsylvania’s primary seat-belt law requires drivers and passengers younger than age 18 to buckle up;
- Children younger than age 4 must be properly restrained in an approved child safety seat;
- Children ages 4 to 8 must be restrained in an appropriate booster seat; and
- Children ages 8 to 18 must be in a seat belt when riding anywhere in the vehicle.
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