SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Police Department will conduct a child safety seat inspection and installation event on Saturday, October 5, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., in the City Hall parking lot.

The event will feature nationally-certified officers, who will be on-site to inspect car seats for damage, defects and recalls, and assist with proper installation.

Those planning to attend are asked to bring the owner's manual for their vehicle and the child safety seat instruction manual. For more information, call Officer Keith Kwiatek at 908-598-2114.

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As detailed at nj.gov/lps/hts/childseats/childseatsl, the New Jersey Child Passenger Restraint Law. (Title 39:3-76.2a) stipulates that:

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.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.

b.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.

c.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 forwardfacing seat, then in a belt positioning booster seat.

d.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 de-activated.

City Hall is located at 512 Springfield Avenue.