The Downers Grove Police Department will host a child safety seat check event on August 28, 2010 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m at the Downers Grove Park District Recreation Center, 4500 Belmont Road. There is no charge for this service and no appointment is necessary. Stop by and have a certified child safety seat technician demonstrate how to correctly install your child’s car seat.
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among children ages 2 to 14; a fact that is the direct result of non-use or improper use of child safety seats and seat belts. In a crash at 30 mph, an infant weighing ten pounds is thrust towards the impact point with a force equivalent to 300 pounds. Clearly the only way to adequately protect all passengers – and especially children – is to have them restrained.
Visit SeatCheck for additional information on car seats and child safety seat events held in our area.