Often the Willow Grove Fire Company is asked if we do child seat installations and safety, unfortunately, we do not and refer those individuals to a law enforcement agency. Below is a link to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration where you can enter your child’s information to determine if a child seat is needed. Here is the link: https://www.nhtsa.gov/campaign/right-seat
Below is the New Jersey Motor vehicle law with a detailed description to meet your child’s requirements:
The following recommendations will provide the safest way to transport your child according to the American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Additionally, it will ensure compliance with the New Jersey Child Passenger Restraint Law. (Title 39:3-76.2a)
- 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.
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 deactivated.