Many drivers in Pennsylvania will be experiencing new driving and car seat laws. In a recent article, Karl Hedrick discusses that drivers will be required to put all children under the age of two in a car seat that is rear facing. Children that are between the ages of two and eight years old must ride in in a booster seat until they reach 80 pounds or 4’9″ tall. If the new regulations aren’t followed by Pennsylvania citizens they could risk a fine of up to $75. The law has actually been in effect since last year, but officials are now being directed to enforce the warnings if drivers violate the new law rather than just hand out warnings. The ticket rule has been enforced effective August 12th, 2017, and will also be required to pay court costs and fees if they receive a violation ticket. The American Automobile Association has stated that car crashes are the number one cause of death and injury for children in the United States.
With all of the risks involved with using the car seats improperly and the positive results taken from using a car seat effectively, it’s imperative that you choose the right car seat for your child. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration guides parents into choosing the right selection of car seats for their children. There are four different styles to choose from. There are rear-facing seats, forward-facing seat, booster seats and the seat belt which is used after the child is old enough to not need a car seat.
Karl Heideck has been involved in many government investigations, banking and toxic defense cases. Karl Heideck received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English and went on to obtain his Juris Doctor degree from Law Temple University’s James E. Beasley School of Law in 2009. Since then, Karl Heideck has been dedicated to practicing law for the past 10 years and continues to engage in his professional skills and writing informative public articles. He has devoted his career to helping the community with lawful matters and keeping his blog up-to-date with the latest news in the legal world. He worked for various law firms in the community to help other people.
Learn more about Karl Heideck: http://weeklyopinion.com/2017/08/child-car-seat-law-in-pennsylvania-karl-heideck-explains/