Thursday, February 25, 2016

UIS teaming with IDOT, Secretary of State's Office for child safety seat checks

The University of Illinois Springfield is teaming up with the Illinois Department of Transportation's Division of Traffic Safety and the Illinois Secretary of State's Office to host a free child safety seat check on March 4.

According to the Illinois Secretary of State's Office, traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for children ages four through 14, and that nearly 80 percent of child safety seats are installed improperly. Parents and guardians are encouraged to attend this event, which is being held on the UIS campus from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Certified child passenger safety seat technicians will be on hand to ensure that safety seats are properly installed, and to educate attendees on proper installation procedures. Anyone unable to attend this event can call (217) 557-5190 to make a future appointment.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, email Stacey Gilmore at

The story was reported by WAND-TV on February 23, 2016.

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