Hanover Park Announces Child Passenger Safety Campaign
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEHanover Park,
September 21, 2021
Deputy Chief Terrence Sherrill
The Hanover Park Police Department announced it will participate in national Child Passenger Safety Week through September 30 with stepped up enforcement of child passenger safety laws to help ensure the safety of young children traveling in our community.
“As parents and caregivers, we have a long list of things we do for our children to help secure their future. One of the simplest is to make sure they are in the right car seat for their age and size,” Deputy Chief Terrence Sherrill 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.”
The focus of Child Passenger Safety Week is to raise awareness and encourage all parents and caregivers to ensure their children are riding in appropriate car seats based on age and size. Proper installation is also key to making sure the seats are effective in protecting children.
The campaign is funded by federal traffic safety funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and administered through the Illinois Department of Transportation.