All children under the age of 8 must travel in a car seat system appropriate for their height and weight.
It is illegal to let your child ride without appropriate child travel systems in any of these means of transport in Illinois.
Parents will be fined if spotted because the responsibility to provide car seats is placed entirely on the parents/caregivers in the state of Illinois. It is very likely that parents without car seats will be refused service or be charged extra for using the car seats provided by the taxis, limos, and rideshare vehicles and car rental companies.
Ride In Bliss is the only car service company that assumes this responsibility and comes to the rescue of traveling parents to provide free of charge car seats to children of any age in Illinois.
Ride in Bliss will provide age-appropriate seating for your children, on request and at no charge - we offer free car seats.
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The State of Illinois requires that all drivers and passengers be secured in either a safety belt or child safety seat. This applies to all taxi and limousine companies, as well as car sharing services like Uber and Lyft. Most importantly, the law requires mandatory child safety seating for all passengers under the age of 8 and/or under 40 lbs in weight.
According to Illinois law, children under age 2 must be properly secured in a rear-facing child restraint system unless they weigh more than 40 pounds or are more than 40 inches tall.
Ride in Bliss drivers will ensure that we have new, well-maintained, and appropriately installed safety restraints for each member of your family who needs one.
More notably, Ride in Bliss has acquired the Child Passenger Safety Technician certification from Safe Kids Worldwide. All of our chauffeurs receive hours of instruction on proper car seat installation from Child Passenger Safety technicians.
Infants and babies under age 1 and weighing less than 20 pounds should always ride in a rear-facing infant seat or a convertible seat used rear-facing.
Children should remain in a rear-facing safety seat until age 2, or until they are at the upper height or weight limit of the seat.
When a child out- grows a rear-facing safety seat, he or she may transition to a forward-facing seat with a harness system.
Children should be secured in a forward-facing safety seat with an internal harness system until they reach the upper height or weight limit allowed by the car seat manufacturer. When a child outgrows the forward-facing seat, he or she may transition to a belt-positioning booster seat.
Children should stay in a belt-positioning booster seat until they are tall enough to properly fit in an adult lap/shoulder belt.
We promise to be as flexible as possible in response to your needs, and we are often able to accommodate last minute requests. Give us a call now and let us make your next trip to or from the airport, family event, or anywhere else easy and safe for the whole family.
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