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GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 21, 2021)--Gloucester City Police issued a statement today regarding parents/guardians not securing their children in car seats. The press release is below.

We have received several complaints about parents/guardians not securing their children properly, in child safety seats, during school drop-offs and pick-ups. Please keep in mind that motorists must adhere to the following Child Passenger Safety Laws:

Any child under the age of 8 years old and a height of 57 inches shall be secured as follows in the rear seat of a motor vehicle:

  1. A child under the age of 2 years and 30 pounds shall be secured in a rear-facing seat equipped with a 5-point harness.

  2. A child under the age of 4 years and 40 pounds shall be secured as described in (a) until they reach the upper limits of the rear-facing seat, then in a forward-facing child restraint equipped with a 5-point harness.

  3. A child under the age of 8 and a height of 57 inches shall be secured as described in (a) or (b) until they reach the upper limits of the rear-facing or forward-facing seat, then in a belt positioning booster seat.

  4. A child over 8 years of age or 57 inches in height must be properly secured by a seat belt.

 

For more information from the CDC regarding the proper way to secure your child in a car seat  click here

 


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