Camp Hill Police Department

Buckle Up!

The Camp Hill Police Department strives to educate the public
to the need of child safety seats in order to reduce child occupant injuries.

Each year, Certified Safety Seat Belt Technicians
Officer Douglas Hockenberry and Officer Dave Pepperman
hold safety seat checkpoints that are open to the public.
These checkpoints are designed to check safety seats and
to ensure that they are properly secured.

Helpful tips about safety seats...

*Use child safety seats and/or safety belts correctly every time you ride. Restrain children ages 12 and under in a back seat.

*Infants, until at least 1 year old and at least 20 pounds, should be in a rear-facing child safety seat. Never put a rear-facing infant or convertible safety seat in the front passenger seat of a vehicle with an active passenger air bag.

*Children over 1 year old and between 20 and 40 pounds should be in forward-facing child safety seats. In addition, children ages 4 to 8 (about 40 to 80 pounds) should be in a car booster seat and restrained with lap/shoulder belt every time they ride.

*Pennsylvania law requires children under four to be restrained in an approved child passenger safety seat. Beginning Feb. 21,2003 children from four through seven years of age must be in a booster seat and children eight through 17 must be in a seat belt regardless of where they sit in a vehicle.

*Read your child safety seat instruction manual and your motor vehicle owner’s manual for directions on proper installation.

*Summary of Pennsylvania "Child Passenger Protection Act" and Pennsylvania "Safety Belt Law".    "New Seat Belt Law" takes effect Feb. 21, 2003

*Call the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Auto Safety Hotline (888) 327-4236 to inquire about any recalls or safety notices on your child safety seat.

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Officer Hockenberry installing a child safety seat

If you have any questions about child safety seats,
please feel free to contact
Officer Hockenberry or Officer Pepperman
at the Camp Hill Police Department at 737-1570

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