Rep Schweyer to co-host car seat safety check event Oct. 16

ALLENTOWN, Oct. 1 – State Rep. Peter Schweyer, D-Allentown, and the Allentown Health Bureau are partnering to host a car seat safety check event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16 at St. Luke’s Church, 417 N. Seventh St., Allentown.

 “My car check will help ensure parents and guardians are using the proper child safety seat to better protect children, and hopefully prevent tragedies,” Schweyer said.

Schweyer said Pennsylvania’s child passenger safety law requires children under the age of 4 to be restrained in an approved child safety seat anywhere in the vehicle. Children under 2 must be secured in a rear-facing car seat until they outgrow the maximum height and weight limits designated by the car seat manufacturer. Children ages 4 through 7 must be restrained in an appropriate booster seat. Children ages 8 to 18 are required to wear a seat belt, though children through age 12 who do not fit in a seat belt properly are encouraged to remain in a booster seat.

Schweyer said an appointment is not necessary. For additional information contact Schweyer’s constituent service office at 610-791-6270.