(WJET/WFXP/YourErie.com)– Pennsylvania State Police announced they’ll be keeping an extra close eye out for drivers not wearing their seatbelt as part of a national safety campaign.
PSP Troop E, which covers Erie, Crawford, Venango and Warren Counties, announcing this week they will be participating in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Click It or Ticket campaign.
Pennsylvania law requires any occupant younger than 18 to buckle up when riding in a vehicle, as well as drivers and front-seat passengers.
During this time, patrolling troopers will be proactively looking for traffic violations with extra attention being given to occupant restraint laws.
Children under the age of two must be secured in a rear-facing car seat, and children under the age of four must be restrained in an approved child safety seat. Children must ride in a booster seat until their eighth birthday.
Additionally, PSP Meadville will host a free child passenger safety seat check on Friday, Nov. 17 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Meadville Fire Department located at 850 Park Ave. in Meadville.
Click It or Ticket runs from Monday, Nov. 13 to Sunday, Nov. 26.