Police, PennDOT partner for seat belt enforcement
State police, local police and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation are partnering this month to enforce seat-belt usage.
According to a release from PennDOT, police statewide will join for "Click it or Ticket" seat-belt enforcement May 22 through June 4.
Unrestrained fatalities statewide decreased from 413 to 408 in 2016, PennDOT said
State law requires anyone younger than 18 to have a seat belt on when riding in a vehicle and anyone 18 or older to have a seat belt on when driving or sitting in the front seat of the car, according to the release.
Additionally, troopers certified as "Child Passenger Safety Technicians" will offer car-seat fittings and inspections at various locations throughout the state, PennDOT said.
In York County, there will be two car-seat fittings on May 23.
The first one will take place from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the state police barracks at 110 Trooper Court, in Springfield Township. Another will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the YMCA South Hanover Branch at 1013 S. Baltimore St. in Hanover.
State law mandates that children younger than 2 must be secured in a rear-facing car seat, according to the release. Children up to age 4 must be in a car seat, and a booster seat is required for children up to 8 years old.
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— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.