It’s essential equipment that most of us will use at one time or another… and yet most of us don’t manage to use it properly. State and federal officials estimate that as many as 60-percent of child car safety seats are improperly installed.
IDOT is using the hashtag #8carseatmistakes to highlight the most common errors… including putting the child in a forward-facing seat or a booster seat too soon, failing to properly tighten the straps, and even failing to register the seat so you’ll be notified in the event of a recall.
Car seat safety checks are planned around the state this weekend. Learn more at buckleupillinois.org.