Car seats designed for children are undoubtedly the safest way children of a certain age and size should travel. This has been known for a while and now the state of Pennsylvania is taking things more seriously. The new law will require children at or below the age of two to sit in a car seat that can be faced backward. The reason for this is very simple. It is a lot safer for them, according to statistics. For toddlers between the ages of two and eight, they will need to ride in a booster seat which can then be placed to face forward. Not only that, the straps used to buckle them should be at or above the child’s shoulders.
The new law regarding child safety and automobiles has been in effect for a while now, but for now, police officers have been told to let drivers go with a warning rather than giving a ticket if caught. This is going to change starting this month when they start handing out tickets instead of a warning. If there happens to be court cost then those fees will need to be taken care of by the drivers. According to AAA or the American Automobile Association, car accidents are the leading cause of death and harm for children. This is why the folks at the Pennsylvania DOT is recommending raising the booster seat age from eight to 10.
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