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Crystal Lake Police Encourage Parents to have their Child Passenger Safety Seats Checked

Post Date:11/14/2018 9:28 AM

Press Release

Date:            November 9th, 2018

Contact:       Officer Eddie Pluviose

                    100 West Woodstock Street

                    Crystal Lake, IL

                    (815) 356-3731 |

Crystal Lake Police Encourage Parents to have their

Child Passenger Safety Seats Checked

Among all the planning and arrangements you’ve made for this Thanksgiving, don’t forget to include having your child seat(s) checked and installed by one of our car seat technicians before you begin your holiday travels.

Approximately 90 percent of child safety seats are installed incorrectly.  In an effort to correct this and help educate parents, the Crystal Lake Police Department has partnered with Anderson Volkswagen, and Safe Kids McHenry County to host a free child safety seat inspection. This event will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2018, from 9:00am to 12:00pm at Anderson Volkswagen, 5213 Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake, IL.

Events such as these are designed to increase awareness and the proper use of child safety seats. When used correctly, child safety seats are one of the most important tools to safeguard children when travelling in motor vehicles. Involvement in traffic crashes is a leading cause of death and serious injury to children under the age of 16. Proper use of child safety seats is one of the simplest yet most conscientious ways we as parents and adult caregivers can reduce the likelihood of children being injured or killed in motor vehicle crashes.

Child Passenger Seat Safety technicians will be available to educate and assist parents and caregivers with the correct installation and use of child safety seats in their vehicles. Technicians at the event will be available to answer any questions you may have regarding child passenger safety recommendations.

No registration or appointment is necessary to participate, but parents are asked to bring the following to the event:
  • The child for which the safety seat will be used for.
  • The vehicle in which the child safety seat will be installed and the owner’s manual for the vehicle.
  • The child safety seat to be used.
  • The user’s guide or owner’s manual that was provided with the child safety seat.

To learn more about this event, call Officer Eddie Pluviose, Crystal Lake Police Department – Police Community Relations Officer at (815) 356-3731 or by email at  For additional information on child passenger safety and where to locate other child safety seat events near you; visit        

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