CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY - LAWS & SEAT ASSISTANCE
CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY LAW
Under NJ law, Children under 8 years of age must be secured in a child passenger restraint system or a booster seat. An amended version of this law went into effect on September 1, 2015, which is detailed as follows:
CHILD SEAT INSTALLATION AND SAFETY CHECKS
Often times, first-time parents or caregivers are uncomfortable with the installation of a child seat. In many instances, it has been found that a large percentage of child seats are not installed properly and additional help is needed to get the installation correct. To assist with this, Child Passenger Safety Technicians (CPST’s) are trained to help parents and caregivers.
Officer Erik Aronson and Officer Ben Singer are the department’s child passenger safety technicians, and can assist Borough Residents requiring help with the installation or inspection of a child seat. This may be done by appointment. Please reach out to either officer at the emails and phone numbers listed below:
Officer Ben Singer (201) 845-2900 Ext 148 firstname.lastname@example.org
Officer Noel Hodgins (201) 845-2900 Ext 155 email@example.com
The following nearby locations may also be visited for assistance with child seats:
SEAT CHECK LOCATION
NJ State Police Troop B (Totowa)
Riverside Square Malll (Hackensack)
Bergen County EMS Training Center
Every Thursday and the second Saturday of each month, 9 am to noon. No appointment required.
Third Friday of each month, 10 am to 1pm
First Tuesday of each month, 9 am to 1pm – by appointment at ChildCarSeat@bcsd.us