The first full back-to-school month has been designated as National Child Passenger Safety Month for drivers and families. Each year, agencies and organizations around the country take this opportunity to help educate and promote child safety in vehicles. Education efforts are organized by the SafeKids consortium. Federal laws, which are enforced by local law enforcement, require children to be protected by child seats adapted to their age and size. SafeKids events help parents learn how to install and use car seats, including parents and families who are transitioning from one car seat to another. SafeKids Illinois affiliates include coalition affiliates in Chicago, the Metro-East, Peoria, Rockford, and many other regions.