CPS Week/Seat Check Saturday


2017 National Child Passenger Safety Week
(September 16th, 2017 – September 23rd, 2017)

Saturday, September 23, 2017, has been designated National Seat Check Saturday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is partnering with AAA and advocates across the state to support car seat check events as part of National Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Week, September 17-23, 2017*.

Back by popular demand– t-shirts! Certified, registered technicians will receive a complementary t-shirt in addition to a toolkit with brochures, flyers and posters. A small supply of car seats will also be shipped to each registered location for use as replacement seats for families in need.

This year’s campaign keeps a continued focus on the importance of keeping children in an appropriate car seat as long as possible with the theme “#8carseatmistakes. We will continue to use our mascot, Freckles the Frog, to promote best practice and explain common, but dangerous mistakes that are made when installing and using car seats. Click on the #8carseatmistakes tab for more details.

In an effort to reach the widest audience possible, we are strongly urging you to promote CPS events and information throughout the week using social media channels. Please take advantage of the materials and templates below. Another great opportunity to get involved in CPS Week via Twitter is available through NHTSA. On Wednesday, September 20, 2017 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm, tweet with @NHTSAgov using #TheRightSeat. CPS experts will be standing by to address child passenger safety questions and trends. Learn more by visiting NHTSA’s marketing page.

Materials available online:

Materials provided in the event toolkits include: