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(625 ILCS 25/6a)
Child passenger safety instructional course.
(a) As used in this Section, "technician" means a person who has successfully completed the U.S. Department of
Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) standardized National Child Passenger Safety Certification Training Program and who maintains a
current child passenger safety technician or technician instructor certification through the current
certifying body for the National Child Passenger Safety Training Program as designated by the
(b) A person in violation of Section 4 of this Act may schedule a child safety instructional course with a technician. The instructional course shall include instruction on the proper installation of a child restraint system. The instructional course shall also include an inspection of the child restraint system. At the time of scheduling, the technician shall notify the person that the instructional course must be completed prior to the mandatory court appearance date on the person's citation for a violation of Section 4 of this Act.
(c) Prior to beginning the instructional course, the person must present a copy of the citation of a violation of Section 4 of this Act to the technician.
(d) The technician shall be observant for any citations with the notation "no safety seat" in the notes field and discuss with the person, for the purpose of determining the person's need for a child restraint system, the person's reasons for not transporting the child in a child restraint system.
(e) Upon completion of the instructional course to the satisfaction of the technician conducting the course, the technician shall issue a letter to the person for presentation in court. The letter shall:
(1) be printed on a form or in a manner required by
the Illinois Department of Transportation;
(2) indicate that the person has voluntarily
participated in the instructional course and received instruction from a technician regarding the proper use of the person's child restraint system; and
(3) include (i) the date the instructional course was
completed, (ii) the citation number presented to the technician under this Section, (iii) the county in which the citation was issued, and (iv) the technician's signature and technician number.
(Source: P.A. 96-914, eff. 1-1-11; 97-26, eff. 1-1-12.)