- The following rules apply to any seating position in the vehicle.
- In the State of Pennsylvania all children under the age of four (4) must be secured in a federally approved child passenger restraint system.
- This Child Safety Seat must be attached to the vehicle by the seat belt system.
- The Child Safety Seat may also be secured by a vehicle’s LATCH system provided in some newer vehicles.
- Children that are four (4) years old but less than eight (8) years of age must be restrained in a child booster seat that is federally approved.
- The booster seat must be attached to the vehicle using a seat belt system.
- All booster seats must be used with a lap and shoulder belt combination.
- Children between eight (8) and seventeen (17) years of age must be restrained with a vehicle seat belt.
- The driver of a vehicle is responsible for securing all children in an approved child safety seat and ensuring all passengers under the age of eighteen (18) are properly restrained.
Other Child Safety Information
- Children weighing less than twenty (20) pounds and are under the age of one (1) should ride in a rear facing child safety seat in the back seat of the vehicle.
- It is recommended that a child stay in a rear facing child safety seat in the back seat of the vehicle as long as possible based on the child safety seat manufacturers recommended height and weight limitations.
- Never install a rear facing child safety seat in the front seat of the vehicle when there is an air bag present.
- Please follow the child safety seat manufacturers recommendations for installation, fit and maintenance.
- In the State of Pennsylvania all drivers and front seat passengers must wear a safety belt.
- As stated above regardless of position in the vehicle, all passengers from eight (8) years of age through seventeen (17) years of age must be restrained with a seat belt.
- If the driver of the vehicle is under the age of eighteen (18) the number of passengers is limited to the number of seat belts available.
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