(625 ILCS 25/2)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 1102)
Legislative Finding - Purpose.
The General Assembly finds that
a substantial number of passengers under the age of 8 years riding in
vehicles, which are most frequently operated by a parent, annually die or
sustain serious physical injury as a direct result of not being placed in
an appropriate child passenger restraint system.
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children
of every age from 4 to 14 years old.
The General Assembly further finds that
the safety of the motoring public is seriously threatened as indicated by
the significant number of traffic accidents annually caused, directly or
indirectly, by driver distraction or other impairment of driving ability
induced by the movement or actions of unrestrained passengers under the age of
It is the purpose of this Act to further protect the health, safety and
welfare of motor vehicle passengers under the age of 8 years and the
public through the proper utilization of approved child restraint systems.
(Source: P.A. 93-100, eff. 1-1-04.)