Car seat safety ‘not good enough’

16.04 | 28 April 2010 |

Three-quarters of child car seats in Carmarthenshire are wrongly fitted, according to recent safety checks by the county’s road safety team.

Car seats were inspected across the county as part of Child Safety Fun Days organised by the road safety unit.

250 seats were checked over the four days and RSOs found that 75% were fitted incorrectly. Of these, 30 had major faults, seven were incompatible with the car and two seats had to be condemned.

The aim of the events was to raise awareness of the risks to babies and children if seats are not fitted properly. Parents and guardians were given expert advice and warned about the dangers of using second-hand car seats.
Keith Griffiths, road safety manager, said: “Last year, 82% of seats checked were fitted incorrectly. There is a slight improvement this year, but it is not good enough.”

For more information contact Tracey Lewis on 01267 224331.


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