Child Safety Seat Event
Car Seat Safety Event at Stepping Stones in Roscoe September 22, 2016 from 4-6pm. (Map below)
Every day in America, too many children are riding in the wrong car seats or are completely unrestrained. To help combat the issue, Stepping Stones announced it will conduct a car seat safety event during National Child Passenger Safety week September 18-24, 2016. Roscoe Police Department will have certified child passenger safety technicians on hand September 22nd 2016 from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. to check car seats for proper installation and educate parents and caregivers on how to choose the correct car seats and install them properly in their vehicles. This event is one of 84 events in Illinois sponsored by AAA, Illinois Secretary of State, Rush-Copley Medical Center, and the Illinois Department of Transportation.
NHTSA recommends keeping children rear-facing as long as possible up to the top height or weight allowed by their particular seats. Once a child outgrows the rear-facing car seat, he/she is ready to travel in a forward-facing car seat with a harness. After outgrowing their car seats, children should be placed in booster seats. While Illinois law states a child must be in an appropriate car seat or booster seat until their eighth birthday, some eight-year-old children are not tall enough for the seat belt to fit them correctly. These kids need to stay in a booster seat until they are taller – four feet, nine inches is the recommended height.
Remember: In Illinois, children are required to be in a car seat or booster seat until at least age 8 and all children younger than 13 should ride in the back seat.