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Punxsutawney, PA – Pennsylvania State Police Troopers will once again be participating in the “Click It or Ticket” traffic enforcement program from Monday, November 15 through Sunday, November 28.

If a motorist is stopped for a traffic violation and is not wearing a seat belt, the driver will receive two citations – one for the traffic violation and the other for the seat belt violation.

In conjunction with Click It or Ticket, police will also offer more opportunities for families to make sure that their children’s safety seats are properly installed.

Free car seat checks will be available at the following locations and days:

Clarion County
Clarion Ford Dealership in Clarion on Monday, Nov. 22 from 2 to 6 p.m.

Clearfield County
Spitzer Subaru in Sandy Township, DuBois, on Tuesday, Nov. 16 from 3 to 7 p.m.
Clearfield Volunteer Fire Department on Wednesday, Nov. 24 from 2 to 6 p.m.

Elk County
PennDOT Office in Ridgway on Wednesday, Nov. 24 from 3 to 7 p.m.

Jefferson County
Central Fire Department in Punxsutawney on Tuesday, Nov. 23 from 2 to 6 p.m.

 

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Pennsylvania State Police participating in the “Click It or Ticket” traffic enforcement program.

Punxsutawney – Pennsylvania State Police Troopers will once again be participating in the “Click It or Ticket” traffic enforcement program from Monday, November 15, 2021 through Sunday, November 28, 2021. If a motorist is stopped for a traffic violation and is not wearing a seat belt, the driver will receive two citations – one for the traffic violation and the other for the seat belt violation.

During the “Click It or Ticket” program, Troopers will be adopting a zero-tolerance policy toward any violation of the Commonwealth’s seat belt and child passenger restraint laws. In conjunction with this aggressive enforcement approach, Troopers throughout Troop C will be conducting regulatory checkpoints and child safety seat checkpoints.

By buckling up and using child safety seats properly, you significantly increase your chances of surviving a crash. Pennsylvania law also stipulates that children under the age of 8 must be properly secured in a federally approved child safety seat when riding anywhere in a vehicle. Children aged 2 years and less must be in a rear facing child seat.

To help parents safely transport children, The Pennsylvania State Police will conduct free child passenger safety seat checks. These checkpoints serve to reduce the number of improperly installed child safety seats, identify defective seats, detect seats that are affected by recalls from the manufacturer, and provide an excellent opportunity to have any questions regarding the child passenger safety seat law answered.

The Pennsylvania State Police will be conducting child passenger safety seat checks at the following locations:

 

Clarion County 

Monday, November 22, 2021 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm 

Clarion County, Clarion Township 

Clarion Ford Dealership 

1305 East Main Street, Clarion, PA 16214 

Station Phone Number for Appointments:  814-226-1710 

 

Clearfield County 

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm 

Clearfield County, Sandy Township 

Spitzer Subaru

1891 Blinker Parkway, DuBois, PA 15801 

Station Phone Number for Appointments:  814-371-4652

 

Clearfield County 

Wednesday, November 24, 2021 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm

Clearfield County, Clearfield Borough

Clearfield Volunteer Fire Department

108 East Cherry Street, Clearfield, PA 16830

Station Phone Number for Appointments: 814-857-3800

 

Elk County 

Wednesday, November 24, 2021 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm 

Elk County, Ridgway Borough 

PennDOT County Office  

32 Saint Leo Avenue, Ridgway, PA 15853 

Station Phone Number for Appointments:  814-776-6136 

 

Forest County 

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm

Forest County, Marienville Borough

Marienville Volunteer Fire Department

106 North Forest Street, Marienville, PA 16239 

Station Phone Number for Appointments: 814-927-5253

 

Jefferson County

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm

Jefferson County, Punxsutawney Borough

Central Fire Department

301 East Mahoning Street, Punxsutawney, PA 15767

Station Phone Number for Appointments: 814-938-0510 

 

McKean County 

Monday, November 22, 2021 from 10:00am to 2:00pm 

McKean County, Smethport Borough 

McKean County Children’s Advocacy Center

424 West Main Street, Smethport, PA 16749

Station Phone Number for Appointments:814-368-9230 

Troopers will examine all child restraint seats for proper installation, and parents will receive instructions on how to correct any deficiencies.

For more information on car seat safety and to get a list of state police car seat safety inspection locations and dates, click on the “Public Safety” link at www.psp.state.pa.us