Car Seats

Parents and caregivers can receive hands-on instruction from certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians on how to choose, correctly install, and use car seats and booster seats. The technicians are available to teach parents and caregivers how to choose the right car seat for a child's age and size, how to correctly install the seat in their vehicle, and how to use that seat correctly every time. They will also discuss the importance of registering car seats in case of a recall.


Child Seat Safety Checks

Child seat safety checks are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 5 to 8 pm at the:

Route 12 County Complex - Hazmat Building

314 State Route 12

Flemington, NJ 08822

 

Contact: prosecutor@co.hunterdon.nj.us or call 908-788-1129


Safety Recommendations


The following recommendations will provide the safest way to transport your child according to the American Academy of ensures compliance with the New Jersey Child Passenger Restraint Law. (Title 39:3-76.2a)

  • 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 in a rear seat of a motor vehicle.