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Lansing Fire Department to host car seat installation and inspection September 22

LANSING, Ill. (September 9, 2023) – Certified child passenger safety technicians at the Lansing Fire Department will inspect and install child car seats as part of the 2023 National Child Passenger Safety Week.

Parents and guardians can visit the Lansing Fire Department Headquarters, 18200 Chicago Avenue, between 10 a.m. and noon on Friday, September 22, to have child car seats installed or checked.

According to Illinois law, all children under the age of 8 transported in a motor vehicle must be properly restrained in an appropriate child restraint system.

The Illinois Child Passenger Safety Protection Act requires children to ride in rear-facing car seats until the age of 2 and recommends children stay rear-facing as long as possible.

From ages 2-7, Illinois law requires children to ride forward-facing using a five-point harness until reaching the maximum height, weight or age limit of the car seat. A booster seat for ages 4-12 raises and positions a child so the vehicle’s lap-shoulder belt fits properly.

The state recommends that children under the age of 13 ride in the back seat.

Outside of the 2023 National Child Passenger Safety Week, certified child passenger safety technicians at the Lansing Fire Department are available by appointment to check and install child car seats for Lansing residents. To make an appointment or for more information, call 708-895-7400.

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