Child Safety Seat Inspection Event

Free Child Safety Seat Inspection Event
Posted on 09/13/2021
Child Safety Seat Inspection

Child Safety Seat Inspection Event
Parking Lot south of Village Hall on Sigwalt Street
Saturday, Sept. 25, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
Contact Public Service Officer Halter at dhalter@vah.com with questions. 

Seat-Checks will include free car seat checks for parents and caregivers. During this free event, Child Passenger Safety Technicians will explain how to choose and use car seats, booster seats and seat belts correctly every time.

Illinois Child Passenger Safety Week
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sponsors Child Passenger Safety Week to ensure that children are in the right seat installed correctly. Guidelines include choosing the proper safety seat based on the child’s height and weight, properly installing and using the seat, and registering the seat with the manufacturer to ensure receipt of important safety updates such as product recalls.

In Illinois, children must be restrained in an appropriate car or booster seat until age 8 and in a rear-facing seat until age 2. NHTSA recommends that children stay restrained in their car seats until they outgrow the height and weight limit set by the seat’s manufacturer. This often means keeping children in rear-facing seats beyond age 2 and boosters far beyond age 8.