Blog posts tagged in child safety seat
If you have a young child who requires a car seat, do you know that you have installed the seat properly such that your child is less likely to sustain fatal injuries in a motor vehicle accident in Lombard? Most parents know their young children need to use car seats in order to stay safe and to abide by the law. However, according to a recent article in the Chicago Tribune, car seats are often improperly installed or parents use car seats that are not age-appropriate.
What does Illinois law say about car accident injury prevention and safety seats? And what can the recent article teach parents about promoting safety and preventing injuries in the event of a traffic collision?
Illinois Child Passenger Protection Act
For parents and caretakers, child passenger safety is of paramount importance. Children are extremely vulnerable in car accidents, and for that reason, there are additional safety requirements meant to protect them.
Requirements of the Illinois Child Passenger Protection Act
The Child Passenger Protection Act mandates that children under eight years old use a child safety restraint system.
While there have been a recent number of media reports regarding the perceived increased traffic safety and decreased fatalities associated with car accidents in different scenarios involving teen drivers, bike riders, or pedestrians, crashes still happen. It is the opinion of many experts that safety efforts, when it comes to driving and obeying traffic laws, should continue until the number of avoidable accidents reaches zero. Whether or not that is a realistic goal, it is certainly a noble one and an effort that many can support since virtually every member of the public can potentially benefit from increased road safety.
Communities around the Chicago area seem to consistently look at traffic issues in an effort to decrease dangerous conditions on roadways. According to a recently published news article, the local community of Joliet is planning to increase road safety efforts over the course of the next year. The community is able to do so thanks to a received grant aimed at conducting roadside safety checkpoints every week for the next 12 months. Currently, law enforcement in Joliet reports that it plans on conducting at least one roadside safety check per month.