Tollway, State Police plan safety events
Updated: October 16, 2012 3:04PM
In an effort to keep kids safe this summer, the Illinois Tollway and Illinois State Police District 15 are teaming up to conduct free Kids Identification and Safety Seat events throughout northern Illinois.
The Illinois State Police will be providing free kids’ identification cards for children age 3 and older and child safety seat inspections for all ages.
“Safety is the Illinois Tollway’s number one priority; and we’re doing everything we can to help our customers prepare for summer travel,” said Illinois Tollway executive director Kristi Lafleur. “Joining with District 15, we are hosting KISS events all summer long to help give parents peace of mind when they’re on the road.”
“Child safety seats are critical to saving lives,” said District 15 Comdr.. Joseph Perez. “But, it’s important that the child safety seat is installed properly to reduce the chances of a child being injured in a car accident.”
KISS events are scheduled at locations along the 286-mile Illinois Tollway system throughout northern Illinois:
For information about KISS events, visit the tollway’s website, www.illinoistollway.com.
Child Safety Seat Basics: The safest place for infants, toddlers and young children to ride is in the back seat with the appropriate child safety seat for their age and weight. Some of the more common problems District 15 inspectors pinpoint include too much slack in harness straps, not properly anchoring the car seat, improper seat size for the child’s weight and the need for booster seats for older children.