PUNXSUTAWNEY – Pennsylvania State Police Soldiers will once again participate in the “Click It or Ticket” traffic control program until Sunday, June 6. If a motorist is stopped for a traffic violation and is not wearing a seat belt, the driver will receive two citations – one for the traffic violation and one for the seat belt violation.
During the “Click It or Ticket” program, soldiers will adopt a zero tolerance policy for any violation of Commonwealth seat belt and child restraint laws. Along with this aggressive law enforcement approach, Soldiers from C Troop – which includes Clearfield, Elk and Jefferson counties – will conduct regulatory checkpoints and child safety seat checkpoints.
By buckling up and using child safety seats correctly, you greatly increase your chances of surviving an accident. Pennsylvania law also states that children under the age of 8 must be properly restrained in a federally approved child safety seat when driving anywhere in a vehicle. Children aged 2 and under must be in a rearward facing child seat.
To help parents transport children safely, PSP will conduct free child passenger safety seat checks. These checkpoints serve to reduce the number of improperly installed child safety seats, identify faulty seats, detect affected seats by manufacturer recalls, and provide an excellent opportunity to answer any questions regarding the law. child safety seats.
State Police will conduct child passenger safety seat checks at the following locations:
- May 24, 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., PA Ministry of Transportation Pavilion, 32 Saint Leo Avenue (off Route 120), Ridgway, PA 15853
- May 25, 2 p.m.-8 p.m., Reynoldsville EMS, 207 E. Main St., Reynoldsville, PA 15851
Troopers will examine all child restraints for proper installation, and parents will be instructed on how to correct any abnormalities.
For more information on car seat safety and for a list of state police car seat safety inspection locations and dates, click on the “Public Safety” link at address www.psp.state.pa.us