State police to host car seat checks on Tuesday
Certified technicians will check car seats for proper installation for free
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. psp.state.pa.us.
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