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State police to offer child safety-seat checkpoints

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Pennsylvania State Police will offer free child safety seat inspections in conjunction with the national Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s “Click It or Ticket” campaign from May 19 to June 1.

State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan said each of the department’s troops will conduct at least one safety seat check during the campaign.

The seat checks are designed to teach parents the proper installation and use of child safety seats.

Pennsylvania law requires that children under age 4 ride in a federally-approved car seat that is appropriate for the child's age, height and weight. Children ages 4 through 7 must use a booster seat if they are no longer in a car seat.

Children who weigh more than 80 pounds or who are of a height of 4 feet 9 inches or taller may be fastened in the vehicle’s safety seat belt system without the use of a child booster seat.

For a list of child car seat safety inspection locations and dates, visit the state police website at www.psp.state.pa.us.

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