Car Safety Seat Checks Scheduled During September

HARRISBURG PA – Child safety seat checks and other activities to ensure children remain safe in moving vehicles are being offered in Lower Salford Township and Phoenixville Borough, as well as elsewhere in the region, to observe National Child Passenger Safety Week from Sept. 19 (2021; Sunday) through Sept. 25 (Saturday), according to the Harrisburg-based Pennsylvania Traffic Injury Prevention Project.

No appointments are necessary, according to the agency. However, it’s recommended that those planning to take advantage of these free services should call ahead to ensure dates or hours have not changed.

“Seat belts and car seats are the best defense in a crash,” Pennsylvania Transportation Secretary Yassmin Gramian said. She urged “all parents and caregivers to take time during the week to learn more about the importance of correctly selecting, installing, and using car seats, booster seats, and seat belts.”

Seat checks are scheduled to be held:

  • In Montgomery County, Sept. 19 (Sunday) from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Lower Salford Township at the Towamencin Volunteer Fire Company, 1590 Bustard Rd., Kulpsville PA;
  • In Chester County, Sept. 21 (Tuesday) from 2-8 p.m. in West Grove Borough at the West Grove Fire Department, 101 Walnut St., West Grove PA; and Sept. 25 (Saturday) from noon to 3 p.m. in the Borough of Phoenixville at Videon Chevrolet, 600 Nutt Rd., Phoenixville PA; and
  • In Berks County, Sept. 19 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and also Sept. 23 (Thursday) from 2-8 p.m., both at the Pennsylvania State Police Reading Barracks, 600 Kenhorst Blvd., Reading PA.

Personnel certified as child passenger safety technicians will conduct child seat fitting events that include having their car seats checked for suitability, receiving instructions on proper installation, having seats installed, learning to properly harness a child in a seat, and checking seats for recalls.

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