Child Passenger Safety
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
(NHTSA) car crashes are the number one killer of children between the
ages of 1 and 12.
In 2004, studies showed that 70 percent of all
child safety seats used and checked had at least one misuse that was
found by technicians. A study in 2009 showed that 4 out of every 5
children were either unrestrained or restrained improperly.
Village of Carpentersville is dedicated to helping our citizens keep
their children safer in vehicles through education and training.
- Child seat not secured
- Shoulder straps in
- Recalled or expired safety seat
- Child not secured
- Child in wrong type of child safety seat for their weight
These simple errors can result in serious injuries or
death to a child if a traffic crash was to occur. It is very important
to know how to install a child safety seat correctly according to the
manufacturer's instructions and according to your vehicles manual.
Choosing the correct child safety seat can be a very difficult
process. The best rule of thumb would be to check your car manual to
verify that the type of child restraint that you are interested in is
compatible with your vehicle. The next step would be to verify that your
child's height and weight are within the limits of the child safety seat
you are considering. It is highly recommended to keep your child
rear-facing for as long as possible as this at is the safest way to
transport your child.
The Carpentersville Police Department
currently has five (5) employees who are certified child safety seat
technicians. We offer free child safety seat checks for our residents,
but only by appointment. We ask that if you want to schedule a safety
seat check that you have the seat installed prior to your arrival. To
schedule an appointment, contact Officer Joe Pilarski by phone
847-551-3481 extension 1700 or email
If you are not a Carpentersville resident and are looking for
assistance or need a child seat inspection completed, please visit the
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for more information.
Child Passenger Safety Class
Starting in September of 2013 the Carpentersville Police Department
will be offering a Child Passenger Safety class for caregivers.
This class will not certify someone as a child safety seat technician,
but will offer basic knowledge of car seats and how to install them
properly in a vehicle.
The class will be offered once a month on
the 3rd Tuesday and will alternate every month between English and
The Carpentersville Police Department is dedicated to
providing this service to our residence to help keep their children
safer when riding in a motor vehicle.
Motor vehicle crashes
remain the number one cause of injury-related deaths of Children 14
years of age and under.
To register please contact:
Ofc Joe Pilarski
January 21, 2014
April 14, 2014
July 15, 2014
October 21, 2014
August 19th, 2014
December 16th, 2014
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