“Every 32 seconds in 2018, one child under the age of 13 in a passenger vehicle was involved in a crash. Many times, injuries and deaths can be prevented by proper use of car seats, boosters, and seat belts.
Child Passenger Safety Week is designed to increase awareness about the importance of securing children as safely as possible - every trip, every time. The single most effective way to protect children, and all vehicle occupants, is to correctly buckle them in a car seat, booster seat, or seat belt that is appropriate for their age and size. During this week, events will be planned to educate parents and caregivers on the correct selection and use of child restraints.”
(Traffic Injury Prevention Project)
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Pennsylvania’s Occupant Protection Law for Children
1. All children from birth to age 4 must be secured in a car seat anywhere in the vehicle.
2. Children younger than age 2 must be secured rear-facing, until they outgrow the maximum weight and height of the car seat.
3. All children 4 years of age and older, but less than 8 years, must be secured in a seat belt and an appropriate booster seat anywhere in the vehicle.
4. All children 8 years of age and older, but less than 18 years of age, must be secured in a seat belt system anywhere in the vehicle.
5. All drivers are responsible for securing children in the appropriate car seat, booster seat, or seat belt.