SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois Department of Transportation officials will offer child safety-seat checks at dozens of locations around the state on “National Seat Check Saturday .”
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says a child’s safety seat is improperly installed nearly 60 percent of the time. More than one-quarter of children aged 4 to 7 are moved to seat-belt restraints too soon instead of staying in booster seats.
In Illinois children are required to be in a car seat or booster until age 8. All children younger than 13 should ride in the back seat.