How Safe Is Your Child’s Car Seat?

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Are you using the correct child car seat, and is it fitted correctly?

Stockport Council’s Road Safety Team has organised an In Car Safety Day at Morrison’s Superstore in Bredbury on Tuesday June 19th from 9am-3pm.

The event will provide support and advice to drivers on how to make sure that their children’s car seats are suitable for the vehicle they are driving and are fitted correctly. 

There will be an independent car seat advisor from Sitsafe In Car Safety Consultancy on hand to check seats and offer advice.

The law requires all children travelling in cars to use the correct child restraint until they are either 135cm in height or reach the age of 12 (whichever is first). After this they must use an adult seat belt. 

It is the driver’s responsibility to ensure that children under the age of 14 years are restrained correctly in accordance with the law.

Councillor Iain Roberts, Executive Member for Transportation, said: “I would encourage parents who have child car seats or intends to purchase one to come along for free advice at the In Car Safety Day. Every year in the UK on average, around 15 children 0-11 years are killed while travelling in cars, around 225 are seriously injured, and over 5,000 slightly injured. Proper use of child car restraints would prevent many deaths and injuries.”

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