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New car seat law in effect, kids must face backwards

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A new Illinois law mandates your child must face away from you when in the vehicle.

Rear facing seats are now the law.


Until the child either reaches age two, weighs 40 pounds or stand 40 inches tall, they must face the rear of the seat.
an East Peoria firefighter sees it as a safety improvement.

"As the energy comes through the car, it basically protects their neck better," Neil Schopp, East Peoria firefighter.  


And you'd better stay clipped in yourself.

State police are now conducting seat belt enforcement ops in Peoria and Tazewell counties out of the Metamora office.
this will last through labor day.

Since 2012, everybody in the vehicle has been required by state law to wear a seat belt. 
a ticket will cost you $60.00 
 

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