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RULES FOR SAFE TRAVEL

Use a car seat that meets federal safety standards for all children until they can safely wear a seat belt - at 80 pounds and 5 feet in height.
Children are safest in the back seat.

Infants:

  • Ride rear-facing and semi-reclined until age 1 and 20 pounds.
  • NEVER place a rear-facing infant near an airbag.
  • Place baby's harness through the slots at or below the shoulders.
  • Tighten the harness to 1 finger-width of space at the collarbone.
  • Place chest clip at armpit level (if manufacturer provides one).
  • Lock the seat belt so the seat moves no more than 1" side to side.

Toddlers:

  • Ride forward-facing and upright from age 1 to 40 pounds.
  • Place the harness through the top slots (unless instructions say otherwise).
  • Tighten the harness to 1 finger-width of space at the collarbone.
  • Place chest clip at armpit level.
  • Lock the seat belt so the seat moves no more than 1" side to side or front to back.

 

CALL 1-800-CAR BELT with car seat questions.


As of February 21, 2003, BOOSTER SEATS are required by law in Pennsylvania for children from age 4 up to age 8.

The following are the seatbelt and booster seat laws for Pennsylvania:

  • Up to the age of 4 a child must be restrained in a child safety seat. (This is a primary violation.)
  • From age 4 until age 8 a child must be restrained in a booster seat. (This is a secondary violation.)
  • From age 8 until age 18 a child must be restrained by a seat belt, no matter what the seat position. (This is a secondary violation.)
  • Age 18 and over a seatbelt must be worn in the front seats. (This is a secondary violation.)

For further information contact the Bristol Township Police Department at (215) 785-6107.

For more details, or for help in choosing the right seat, please call Bob Johns or Alissa Desris from the Bucks County Highway Safety Program at (215) 491-9260.



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