Child Passenger Safety

The Shaler Township Police Department is committed to traffic safety and especially protecting children as they travel in motor vehicles. Currently we have 2 officers who are certified child passenger safety technicians. They have undergone 32 hours of intense training followed by regular practice of installing and inspecting child seats and continuing education. You can call our police department at 412-492-2222 to schedule an appointment or you can email us at

Please stay tuned for the dates of the Child Safety Seat Checks in 2022!

Pennsylvania Child Passenger Safety Laws:

Birth-2 Years: Must be secured in a rear-facing car seat until the child outgrows the maximum weight and height limits designated by the car seat manufacturer.

Birth-4 Years: Must be properly restrained in an approved child safety seat anywhere in the vehicle.

4-8 Years: Must be restrained in an appropriate booster seat.

8 Years and Older: Must be in a seat belt.

Car Seat Chart

PA DOT Car Seat Safety

PA Safe Kids - Car Seat Safety