Karl Heideck Supports Pennsylvania’s Enhanced Seat Belt Law
Attorney Karl Heideck voiced his support of Pennsylvania’s enhanced seat belt regulation that took effect August 2016. He has urged all parents and caregivers to review the seat belt law and child car seat regulations.
The legislation mandated that all children under two years of age must be secured rear-facing car seats. Children who are four to eight years of age are required to be secured in a booster seat until they reach at least 4’9″ in height and weigh 80 lbs. Failure to obey the two laws may result in fines of $75-$125 for a first offense.
Heideck also urged parents to evaluate both new and used car seats before or at the time of purchase. Child safety seats feature a sticker with an expiration date. The expiration date is typically five to six years following the manufacturing date. If the sticker is missing, it is suggested that parents check the owner manual for the seat or phone the company’s customer service department. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety issues an annual list of the top-rated child safety seats in the nation. It is recommended that consumers review the list before purchasing a car seat.
Karl Heideck graduated from Swarthmore College in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in English. He later attended Temple University Beasley School of law. Heideck graduated with a Juris Doctor in 2009. He acquired his license to practice law in 2010. A Pennsylvania native, Heideck remained in Philadelphia where he specialized in intellectual property law, civil law, and employment law. Heideck also specialized in commercial law, corporate law, and legal research.
Heideck penned notable opinion articles as well as legal news pieces. He enjoys sharing his advice on maintaining a successful law career with others. He operates a blog and is very active in the Twitter community. Karl Heideck believes in common courtesy, honesty, and encouragement, as well as networking to build successful connections.
Karl Heideck is currently employed by the Beacon Hill Staffing Group where he serves as a team lead in legal review projects.