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    Inspection blitz finds most child safety seats improperly installed

    June 21, 2011

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    Harrisburg, PA – More than three-fourths of child passenger safety seats inspected by Pennsylvania State Troopers during a recent “Click It or Ticket” enforcement effort were found to be improperly installed, according to findings released June 20.

    Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan said in a press release that state police inspected 319 safety seats at 45 locations from May 23 to June 5. Troopers found that 246 (77 percent) of the seats were improperly installed. Common problems included:

    • Failure to securely anchor the child seat to the vehicle seat
    • Failure to use the child’s seat harness to hold the child in the seat
    • Facing the car seat in the wrong direction

    Troopers cited 63 motorists for failing to properly restrain a child in a safety seat. They also issued 902 safety belt citations and 7,874 warnings.

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