Child passenger safety is more important than ever as traffic deaths nationwide are climbing at an alarming rate. Crashes are a leading cause of death in children, and fatalities have been steadily increasing since 2014.
As a community, we have an obligation to keep our precious children safe while traveling. Parents and caregivers can do this by making sure children are properly buckled up and in the proper car seat for every trip, every time.
Child Passenger Safety Week is September 23-29, 2018, and it’s a good opportunity to review the guidelines for car seat selection, direction, location, installation and harnessing. It is crucial to make sure each child in a vehicle is traveling in the correct car seat for their age and size.
Here are the guidelines under Pennsylvania’s Child Passenger Protection Act 229:
When used properly, car seats, booster seats and seat belts save lives and offer the best protection for children in crashes. National Seat Check Saturday is September 29th, and there are many local educational events that teach Pennsylvania laws and offer best practice recommendations for correctly securing children.
At Metzger Wickersham, we do all we can to support efforts in promoting child passenger safety, and we hope you will too!
If your child or loved one has been injured in a crash caused by a negligent driver, call on our accident attorneys for legal guidance. With over a century of representation to Pennsylvania communities, we have earned a reputation for being one of the most trusted personal injury legal teams in the region.
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