Child Passenger Safety

Child Passenger Safety

Car crashes are the leading cause of death for children. It is estimated that up to 80% of the child car seats currently in use in Illinois are installed incorrectly.

La Rabida’s Child Passenger Safety Program Objectives

  • Provide hands-on transportation safety education to parents and caregivers of children to age 8 

  • Help families, upon discharge, secure an appropriate car seat for their inpatient child who has never been at home 

  • Assure that any young patient at risk for airway interference is appropriately assessed for car seat tolerance
     

The program is staffed by certified technicians of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. These individuals work closely with local community groups and other child passenger safety programs, including those of the Chicago Police Department and the City of Chicago, to disseminate current information on car seat safety.

Car seat safety clinics are hosted at La Rabida’s main campus throughout the year.

Contact Us
For more information, email program coordinator Lynn Purdy or call: 773.256.5714.

Car Seat Clinics