Pennsylvania's child safety seat law getting more strict

There's an important change coming to Pennsylvania's child safety seat law.

Starting next Friday, Aug. 12, a child under 2 years old must be securely fastened in a rear-facing child passenger restraint system.

Then, that child passenger restraint system must be used until the child outgrows the maximum weight and limits designated by the manufacturer.

The current law does not require small children to be rear-facing in the passenger restraint system.

Gov. Tom Wolf signed the bill into law in June, saying, "We have no greater responsibility as public servants than protecting our most vulnerable, including especially young children."