Child safety seat inspection to be held Saturday in Crystal Lake

CRYSTAL LAKE – A free child safety seat inspection will be held Saturday in Crystal Lake.

The event aims to teach the proper use of child safety seats, which when used correctly can be one of the most important tools to keep children safe when traveling, according to a news release from Crystal Lake police.

The event will be from 9 a.m. to noon at Pauly Toyota, 1035 S. Route 31, Crystal Lake.

Traffic crashes are a leading cause of death and serious injury in children age 16 and younger, according to the release.

At the event, child passenger seat safety technicians will be available to teach and assist parents and caregivers with correctly installing safety seats in their vehicles. Technicians also can answer questions about safety recommendations, according to the release.

No appointments are necessary to participate. These items should be brought to the event:

• The child who uses the safety seat

• The vehicle the seat it is used in

• The child safety seat

• The user’s guide or owner’s manual provided with the safety seat

For information, contact officer Ed Pluviose at 815-356-3731 or epluviose@crystallake.org.

Visit Buckle Up Illinois’ website, www.buckleupillinois.org, for information on child passenger safety and where to find child safety seat events.

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