State po­lice to host car seat checks on Tues­day

Cer­ti­fied tech­ni­cians will check car seats for proper in­stal­la­tion for free

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - FRONT PAGE - By Gin­ger Rae Dun­bar gdun­bar@21st-cen­tu­ry­media. com @GingerDun­bar on Twit­ter

State po­lice will con­duct a car seat check on Tues­day as part of the “Click It or Ticket Cam­paign.”

WEST BRAD­FORD >> The Penn­syl­va­nia State Po­lice, Troop J Em­breeville, will con­duct a car seat check on Tues­day as part of the “Click It or Ticket Cam­paign.”

Par­ents and care­givers will be ed­u­cated on how to choose the right car seats and how to prop­erly in­stall them in their ve­hi­cles. Cer­ti­fied child pas­sen­ger safety tech­ni­cians will be check­ing car seats for proper in­stal­la­tion.

The free event will take place on Tues­day from 2 to 6 p.m. at the West Brad­ford Fire Com­pany sub­sta­tion at 1385 Cam­pus Drive. The sta­tion is lo­cated near the in­ter­sec­tion of Mar­shall­ton Thorn­dale and Poor­house roads.

The national “Click It or Ticket” cam­paign runs now through Nov. 27.

Ap­point­ments are not re­quired but are rec­om­mended. Ap­point­ments can be ar­ranged by con­tact­ing Trooper Waleska Gon­za­lez at 610-486-6181.

Gon­za­lez said that the event cre­ates pub­lic aware­ness and ed­u­cates par­ents and other care­tak­ers. She said it also pro­tects chil­dren by en­cour­ag­ing safe trans­porta­tion.

Mo­tor ve­hi­cle crashes are a lead­ing killer of chil­dren ages 1 to 13. State po­lice said us­ing age and size ap­pro­pri­ate child re­straints is the best way to re­duce th­ese deaths.

State po­lice also re­mind par­ents that any­one who trans­ports a child un­der 4 years of age any­where in the mo­tor ve­hi­cle must fas­ten the child se­curely in an ap­proved child safety seat. Chil­dren 4 years of age or older but un­der 8 years of age must be se­cured with both the ve­hi­cle’s safety seat belt sys­tem and an ap­pro­pri­ately fit­ting child booster seat.

For more in­for­ma­tion on car seat safety, visit www.

Visit Daily Lo­cal News staff writer Gin­ger Rae Dun­bar’s blog about jour­nal­ism and vol­un­teer­ing as a fire­fighter at Fire­fight­erGinger.

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