DeKalb Police to take part in Child Passenger Safety Week


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Child Passenger Safety Week works to promote awareness and educate parents and caregivers on how to properly seat children in vehicles.

DeKALB —  The DeKalb Police Department issued a statement Monday that it will partake in the national Child Passenger Safety Week Sept.18-24. The week will be committed to protecting young passengers with strict child passenger enforcement policies.

Not only will this campaign promote awareness, it will also be used to educate parents and caregivers on how their child should be seated in the car. Proper installation of car seats, booster seats and seat belts is an integral part in transportation safety.

“One of the simplest things we can do to help secure our children’s future is to check that they are in the right car seat for their age and size,” commander Chad McNett said. “We encourage you to have your car seats checked. Make certain they are installed correctly, and kids are properly buckled in the right seat before you drive.”

Child Passenger Safety Week is sponsored by federal traffic safety funds in association with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which is regulated by the Illinois Department of Transportation.