Karl Heideck is one of the lawyers in the Pennsylvania who has been writing a lot about matters of law in the state. He is an ardent writer who informs people about various legislations that are being passed in the state and how they are likely to affect the lives of the people. Recently, he has written about legislation that was passed by the state regarding a new car seat law. In the new law, the legislators are looking at ways of protecting the children from deaths that are as a result of car accidents. According to the statistics provided by the AAA, the number of children who have been dying in road accidents has been on the rise, and there is a need for the state to take steps that will eradicate this unfortunate occurrence.
When the lawmakers of the state sat down, they decided to start by controlling the manner in which children are carried in the cars. They decided to modify the way car seats used to carry baby seats should be designed. They also put an age limit to these legislations.
The laws which were passed in August 2016, came into effect in the August of 2017. When the laws were passed, there was a grace period of one year that was provided to car owners to ensure that they complied with the law. According to the law, children who are of two years and below are supposed to sit facing towards the rear of the car. According to research that was conducted, it is harder for children to break bones when facing the rear of the car than it is when facing the front. The children should not only seat facing the rear, but they should also be fastened to the seats.
For the one year grace period, the law enforcers have not been taking any action against anyone who had not complied. Instead, they were informing them on the importance of observing the law before it was fully enforced. After the one year grace period, the law now requires that anyone who has not complied with the law to be charged $125.
About Karl Heideck
Karl Heideck as a lawyer specializes in commercial litigation. He has been involved in numerous cases that affect the county of Philadelphia.
Karl Heideck is an accomplished lawyer who schooled at the Temple University Beasley School of law. He graduated from the institution with a Juris Doctor in 2009. Earlier he had been to the Swarthmore College where he graduated with bachelors in English.
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