Stockton Borough Council recently ran a week long series of roadshows offering advice and free checks on the fitting and use of in car child restraints.
Working in partnership with Mothercare, officers from the Road Safety Team offered shoppers at
Results from the week revealed that only around half the seats checked were fitted correctly with rest needing some adjustment to secure them safely. One seat would not fit the vehicle it was in and the motorist was advised that a new seat should be purchased. Road Safety Officer Peter Fleming explained “Most parents do the correct thing by having a child seat for their child – unfortunately they aren’t always fitted correctly and this can be as dangerous as not restraining a child at all”.
Selecting and installing the correct seat or restraint can be an absolute minefield so it’s important to get the correct advice and information”. Child car seat fitting is a free service that Stockton Borough Council offers all year round.
For further information contact Peter on 01642 526737.