The Secaucus Police Department has certified Child Passenger Safety technicians who put their knowledge to work by conducting child safety seat checks, where parents and caregivers receive hands-on assistance for proper use of child restraint systems and safety belts. This program is offered free of charge to the residents of Secaucus. Appointments can be made by emailing Police Officer Giacomo Sallustio or by calling (201) 330-2060.
Rear Facing Car SeatChildren under the age of 2 and weighing less than 30 pounds must be in a rear facing car seat with a 5 point harness. The car seat must be in a rear seat of the vehicle.
Forward Facing Car SeatFrom age 2 through 4 and weighing up to 40 pounds, children must be secured in a car seat with a 5 point harness, either rear facing (up to the height and weight limits of the particular seat), or forward-facing in the rear seat of the vehicle.
Booster SeatFor ages 4 until 8 and less than 57 inches in height, children must be seated in a car seat with a 5 point harness or booster seat in the rear seat of the vehicle.
Seat BeltFor ages 8 and older, children must wear a properly adjusted and fastened seat belt.
If there are no rear seats, such as a pick up truck, children must be secured in the appropriate car seat or booster seat for their age, weight and height in the front passenger seat. If the child is in a rear facing car seat, the passenger side airbag must be disabled or turned off.