Buckle Up Pennsylvania
Buckle Up PA is a project funded through PennDOT dedicated to raising the seat belt usage level in Pennsylvania through increased enforcement, public awareness and education. The partnership is comprised of municipal police departments, the Pennsylvania State Police, PennDOT, the US Department of Transportation and community groups and organizations.
See Regions below for additional Contact links.
BUPA Region 4
PennDOT Highway Safety Region 4:
(PennDOT District 3-0)
Lackawanna-Luzerne-Pike-Susquehanna-Wayne-Wyoming (PennDOT District 4-0)
Region 4 LEL
405 West Norwegian St
Pottsville, Pa 17901
Phone: (570) 628-2414
Cell: (570) 449-7023
BUPA Region 5
PennDOT Highway Safety Region 5:
(PennDOT District 1-0)
(PennDOT District 2-0)
(PennDOT District 9-0)
Region 5 LEL
643 Center Street
Saint Mary’s, Pa 15857
BUPA Region 6
PennDOT Highway Safety Region 6:
(PennDOT District 10-0)
(PennDOT District 11-0)
(PennDOT District 12-0)
Region 6 LEL
295 Millers Run Rd.
Bridgeville, Pa 15017
2017 CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY MOBILIZATION
September 17th - 30th
OUR CURRENT FOCUS
2017 Child Passenger Safety Mobilization
“Our Current Focus”
Buckle Up PA is ready to kick off the third Child Passenger Safety Enforcement Mobilization.
September 17-30, 2017
Buckle Up PA (BUPA) will kick of the third Pennsylvania Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Enforcement Mobilization September 17-30, 2017. This mobilization is part of Pennsylvania’s Child Passenger Safety Week, September 17-23, and National Seat Check Saturday, September 23rd.
The goal of the CPS Enforcement Mobilization is to prevent injury and death to children involved in crashes through the use of age-and size-appropriate restraints. The Mobilization will be enforcement driven through increased understanding of Pennsylvania’s OP Laws, improving enforcement strategies, identifying experienced officers to participate and providing education and community awareness.
The selection and funding of LEAs is based on the police agencies having at least one Certified Car Passenger Safety (CPS) Technician or a CPS community partner, currently a BUPA grantee and having demonstrated significant CPS activities in their jurisdiction. BUPA is providing funding based upon the agency’s enforcement plan for this 14-day Mobilization. This Mobilization will fund up to 42 LEA Grantees (approximately 7 from each BUPA Region). BUPA is providing training, materials, resources, funding and technical support for this enforcement project.
Motor vehicle crashes are this Nation’s leading cause of death for children. The most effective strategy for preventing injury and death to children involved in crashes is using age-and size-appropriate restraints. Although 90% of children under 4 years old are restrained properly, only 50% of children 4 to 7 are appropriately restrained in booster seats or child restraints despite booster seat laws in most States and the District of Columbia (NHTSA, 2009). BUPA and TIPP are reaching out to Law Enforcement to make every resource available to stop needless injuries and deaths to our young children.
2017 Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Training Schedule