Car Seat Safety

The Regional Office of Education houses 19 certified child passenger safety technicians.

CPSTs help families understand proper passenger safety and stay up-to-date on all current laws. 

Illinois Laws

Newborn - 2 years

Effective January 1, 2019, Illinois will require children under age 2 to be properly secured in a rear-facing child restraint system unless they weigh more than 40 pounds or are more than 40 inches tall. Children must remain rear-facing until age 2.

Ages 2-4

Children should remain in a rear-facing safety seat for as long as possible, or until they are at the maximum height or weight limit of the seat. When a child outgrows a rear-facing safety seat, he or she may transition to a forward-facing seat with a harness system.

Ages 4-8

Children should be secured in a forward-facing safety seat with an internal harness system until they reach the maximum height or weight limit allowed by the car seat manufacturer. When a child outgrows the forward-facing seat, he or she may transition to a belt-positioning booster seat.

Ages 8-12

Children should stay in a belt-positioning booster seat until they are tall enough to properly fit in an adult lap/shoulder belt.

Resources

Car Seat Safety

National CPS Certification

Car Seat Safety

Buckle up illinoiS / CPS

Car Seat Safety

Illinois Secretary of State

Car Seat Safety

CPS Board

Car Seat Safety Technicians

Henderson COUNTY

Renata Conway
Emily Henry
Amy Gipe
Jenifer Sharp
Tara Case
Amy Fullerton
Stacy Merry

Knox COUNTY

Alexis Batchelder
Renee Lozier
Alysia Poulos
Jenifer Sharp
Tara Case
Amy Fullerton
Stacy Merry
Faunda Reed
Rebecca Petentler
Heather Gooding
Ashley Swank

Emily Nichols

Mercer COUNTY

Allison Kallenbach
Chris Olson
Amy Gipe
Jenifer Sharp
Tara Case
Amy Fullerton

Warren COUNTY

Amy Gipe
Stacy Merry
Keisha Jones
Jenifer Sharp
Tara Case
Amy Fullerton
Emily Henry

Emily Nichols