Child car seat warning following Chesterfield spot checks
Date: 29/04/2012. Story submitted by: MandyA
Submitted by: MandyA
Chesterfield parents are urged to make sure their young ones are protected in the car after spot checks on child seats found 78 per cent were unsafe.
Shoppers at Sainsbury’s were offered free car seat checks as part of a safety campaign by Derby and Derbyshire Road Safety Partnership.
Checks were also made at Morrison’s – and a total of 62 out of 79 seats were found to be fitted wrongly.
Drivers with badly-fitted seats were shown how to make them safe.
Mike Ashworth, chairman of the partnership, said: “Seats must be fitted properly to offer maximum protection.
“It’s vital that motorists who travel with youngsters understand the importance of choosing the right seat and fitting it correctly.
“Drivers can contact us for a free guide to choosing and fitting child car seats.”
The law says that passengers under the age of 12 must use some form of child car seat unless they are 135cm tall or above.
For a free guide to choosing and fitting car seats, contact Vanessa Ball from Derbyshire County Council on (01629) 538060 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Advice about fitting child car seats is also available on the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents website (link below).
Address: Rother Way Chesterfield S41 0UB
Tags: Car safety, Chesterfield, council, car seats, children
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