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Child safety seat check planned Saturday

Published: Thursday, April 25, 2013 1:11 p.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, April 25, 2013 1:11 p.m. CDT

ALGONQUIN – A child safety seat check will take place from 10 am. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of Walmart, 1410 S. Randall Road.

Safe Kids of McHenry County is hosting this event with support from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, Algonquin Police Department, and Illinois Department of Transportation’s Division of Traffic Safety.

Child passenger safety technicians will be available to educate and assist parents and caregivers with correct installation and use of child safety seats.

Every driver and passenger over the age of 8, front or back seat, is required to wear a safety belt. Children are required to be in a car seat or booster seat until at least the age of 8.

Those at the event will be available to answer questions regarding child passenger safety recommendations and the new law regarding passengers wearing a safety belt.

For additional information on child passenger safety and where to locate a seat check event, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website www.nhtsa.gov or Buckle Up Illinois www.buckleupillinois.org.

– Northwest Herald

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