Posted on Friday, September 27th, 2013 at 7:35 pm
In recognition of the National Child Passenger Safety Week, the Pennsylvania State Police and PennDOT invited motorists to take part in the free safety checkups of child seats. During the national event, which took place from September 15 – 21, troopers conducted seat checks and taught motorists the proper way of using and installing child safety seats.
According to the police, the week-long event ended with the following results:
- 406 out of 592 vehicles did not have child seats or had their child seats installed improperly
- 444 people were cited for safety belt violations
- 44 people were cited for child passenger seat violations
- Only 180 vehicles had their child seats properly installed
Under Pennsylvania law, children ages 8 up to 17 years should use a seat belt and children ages 12 and below should be seated in the back seat due to dangers of airbag deployment.
Should your child or someone you know be injured by a defective safety seat or the carelessness of another motorist in Lancaster, a lawyer from the Law Office of Bill Pelhan might be able help you pursue much-needed compensation. Call 717-392-6362 today to speak with us about your legal options.