Child Safety Seat Check-Up
Free monthly car set checks are held in Cherry Hill, Camden City, and Pennsauken, compliments of the Camden County Board of Freeholders, Safe Kids-Southern NJ, and Cherry Hill Deer Park Fire Dept. They are held at the locations listed below.
Cherry Hill Fire Department
Deer Park Station
985 Cropwell Road, Cherry Hill
Hours: 9am – 12pm, 2nd Friday each month
No appointment needed
For more information call: 856-795-9805 ext. 1333
Cooper Hospital/Safe Kids Southern NJ
Cooper Hospital/Roberts Pavilion Entrance
1 Cooper Plaza, Camden
Hours: 10am – 12pm, 4th Wednesday each month
For more information call: 856-968-8687
Weisman Children’s Hospital
2475 McClellan Avenue, Pennsauken
Hours: 1pm – 3pm, 3rd Tuesday each month
By appointment only
For appointment call: 856-489-4520 ext. 220
Safety Seat Information
Safety seats are a must for every trip in a car. Most crashes (75%) occur within 25 miles of the home at less than 40mph.
All 50 states and the District of Columbia have child occupant protection laws. If your baby is not buckled up, you are not only putting your baby at great risk, but you are also breaking the law.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the following recommendations will provide the safest way to transport your child. Additionally it will ensure compliance to the New Jersey Child Passenger Restraint Law. (Title 39:3-76.2a)
NJ Law Changes Effective September 1, 2015
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- A child over 8 years of age or 57 inches in height must be properly secured by a seat belt.
Lastly, if there are no rear seats, the child shall be secured as described above in the front seat except that no child shall be secured in a rear-facing seat in the front seat of any vehicle that is equipped with an active passenger-side airbag. The aforementioned is acceptable if the airbag is de-activated.
Safety is a very important issue, especially in today’s world. For more information on how you can help protect children call the Traffic Safety Division at 856-783-4808 ext 5427.