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IT’S NATIONAL CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY WEEK…AND STATE OFFICIALS WANT TO MAKE SURE ALL ILLINOIS KIDS ARE BUCKLED UP CORRECTLY.

CAR CRASHES ARE THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH FOR CHILDREN AGES ONE TO 12. STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TRAFFIC SAFETY DIRECTOR JOHN WEBBER SAYS THAT RISK COULD BE CUT IN HALF IF PARENTS FOLLOWED THE BASIC GUIDELINES.

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STATE LAW REQUIRES EVERYONE IN THE CAR TO BE FASTENED IN. FOR KIDS…HOW AND WHERE THEY ARE BUCKLED UP DEPENDS ON AGE AND WEIGHT. SECRETARY OF STATE POLICE DEPUTY DIRECTOR SYDNEY ROBERTS SAYS THAT CAN GET A LITTLE CONFUSING.

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CHILD SAFETY SEAT CHECKS WILL BE HELD THIS SATURDAY ALL OVER THE STATE. TO FIND A LOCATION NEAR YOU, VISIT THE WEBSITE: BUCKLE UP ILLINOIS DOT ORG.

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