COLLEGEVILLE PA – Pennsylvania State Police, from the Troop K barracks in Skippack and at other locations across the state, began patrolling state highways Monday (May 22, 2017) to conduct what the agency said is “high visibility” local enforcement of the nationwide Click-It-Or-Ticket campaign. Troopers intend to ensure that drivers and their passengers are safely buckled up, it added.
The campaign continues beyond the Memorial Day weekend, and will end June 4, state police said.
Pennsylvania’s primary seatbelt law requires:
- Drivers and passengers under age 18 to buckle up when riding anywhere in a vehicle;
- Those age 18 and older must wear a seat belt when behind the wheel, or in the front passenger seat;
- Children under age 2 be secured in a rear-facing car seat;
- Children younger than 4 must be restrained in an approved child safety seat; and
- A booster seat for children until age 8.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation reports that unrestrained fatalities decreased from 413 to 408 during 2016. However, the number of crashes statewide in which people were not wearing seat belts increased to 14,992, from 13,534 during 2015.
Child Safety Seat Fitting Session In Collegeville
Agency designees who are certified as child passenger safety technicians will hold free car seat fitting sessions across the state during the same period. Caregivers can have their car seats checked for suitability, and also learn how to properly install, and harness children in, car seats.
The only fitting session scheduled for Montgomery County will be held June 3 (2017; Saturday) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Perkiomen Township Building, 1 Trappe Rd., Collegeville PA. For more information about it, call Trooper Wright at 610-558-7086.
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