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Downers Grove police remind drivers to 'buckle up their Valentine'

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 3:30 p.m. CST

DOWNERS GROVE – The Downers Grove Police Department is reminding drivers to "Buckle-Up Your Valentine" during the holiday and throughout the year.

Unrestrained or improperly restrained children riding in a motor vehicle are twice as likely to die or be severely injured in a crash, according to police.

"Valentine's Day is about showing the ones you love how much you care about them," the department stated in a press release. "One easy way you can demonstrate your love is to buckle up and insist that everyone you love does the same anytime they are riding in a motor vehicle."

Police said motorists should make sure their child safety seat is the right fit for their child and vehicle. Downers Grove residents that need assistance installing their child safety seat can call Supervisor Tim Sembach at 630-434-5636 to schedule an appointment with a certified child safety seat technician.

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