Respected Philadelphia area lawyer Karl Heideck has voiced his support of the Pennsylvania’s advances in children’s safety. The state enacted a measure in August 2016 that toughens regulations and reprimand for those who violate seat belt and child seat restraint laws.
The law now requires that all children two years of age or younger be buckled into a rear-facing child safety seat. Children ages three to eight are to be seated in an appropriate sized booster seat until they are either nine years old, 4’9″ in height, or weigh at least 80 lbs. Those fail to restrain their child in the appropriate fashion will be fined $125 or $75, depending on the age of the child.
Karl Heideck recently urged parents to check their child’s safety seats to determine if they comply with current safety regulations. Car seats and booster seats are issued an expiration date of five years after the manufacture date. This is to help ensure that child safety seats comply with the most recent safety standards. Parents should attempt to purchase new seats instead of used ones. Safety seats are sometimes recalled due to a possible defect, and a used car seat may have been under recall but not returned to the manufacturer or be damaged. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety issues an annual list of the safest child safety seats in the U.S. Parents are urged to research specific child safety seats and booster chairs before purchase.
Karl Heideck attended Swarthmore College where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2009. He received his Juris Doctor at Temple University Beasley School of Law in 2009. Heideck received his license to practice law in 2010.
Karl Heideck is a dedicated author and legal researcher. He specializes in legal research, employment law, and civil litigation. Heideck has an active social media presence and shares his knowledge and experience through his Twitter account. His blog is primarily dedicated to sharing legal news and tips to finding the road to success as a litigator.