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Press Release- Free Car Seat Event

9/24/2018 12:00:00 AM

The McHenry County Sheriff's Office, in partnership with McHenry County SafeKids; Crystal Lake Police Department; Algonquin Police Department; and the McHenry County Department of Health will host a unified child safety seat check event known as Seat Check Saturday on Saturday, September 29th. This free event is from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Pauly Toyota, 1035 South Route 31, Crystal Lake, IL.

 Events such as these are designed to increase awareness and the proper use of child safety seats. When used correctly, child safety seats are one of the most important tools to safeguard children travelling in motor vehicles. Involvement in traffic crashes is a leading cause of death and serious injury to children under the age of 16. Proper use of child safety seats is one of the simplest yet most conscientious ways parents and adult caregivers can reduce the likelihood of children being injured or killed in motor vehicle crashes.

 Child Passenger Seat Safety technicians will be available to educate and assist parents and caregivers with the correct installation and use of child safety seats in their vehicles. Technicians at the event will be available to answer any questions you may have regarding child passenger safety recommendations.


No registration or appointment is necessary to participate, but parents are asked to bring the following to the event:

 

  • The child who will be using the safety seat.
  • The vehicle in which the child safety seat will be installed and the owner's manual for the vehicle.
  • The child safety seat to be used.
  • The user's guide or owner's manual that was provided with the child safety seat.

 

For additional information on child passenger safety and where to locate other child safety seat events near you, visit Buckle Up Illinois' website www.buckleupillinois.org.

 

Location:                                                                    When:

Pauly Toyota                                                               Saturday, September 29th, 2018

1035 South Route 31                                                  9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Crystal Lake, IL                    

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