(625 ILCS 25/4)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 1104)
When any person is transporting a child in
under the age of 8 years in a non-commercial motor vehicle of the
division, any truck or truck tractor that is equipped with seat safety belts, any other motor vehicle of the second division with a gross vehicle
weight rating of 9,000 pounds or less, or a recreational vehicle on the
roadways, streets or highways of this State, such person shall be
responsible for providing for the protection of such child by properly
securing him or her in an appropriate child restraint system. The
parent or legal guardian
of a child under the age of
8 years shall provide a child restraint system to any person who
his or her child.
When any person is transporting a child in this State who is under the age of 2 years in a motor vehicle of the first division or motor vehicle of the second division weighing 9,000 pounds or less, he or she shall be responsible for properly securing the child in a rear-facing child restraint system, unless the child weighs 40 or more pounds or is 40 or more inches tall.
For purposes of this Section and Section 4b, "child restraint
any device which meets the standards of the United States Department of
Transportation designed to restrain, seat or position children, which also
includes a booster seat.
A child weighing more than 40 pounds may be transported in the back seat
of a motor vehicle while wearing only a lap belt if the back seat of the motor
vehicle is not equipped with a combination lap and shoulder belt.
(Source: P.A. 100-672, eff. 1-1-19