Child car seats: still a need for information

12.45 | 19 September 2011 |

Five years after the introduction of the current law about child car seats, there is still considerable demand from parents for information about how to keep their children safe on the road, says the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

More than 129,000 visits to RoSPA’s child car seats website were recorded in August. The only time the website has seen more traffic was in the weeks around the introduction of the new law in, September 2006.

Duncan Vernon, RoSPA’s road safety manager for England, said: “Even though it is five years since the child car seat law came into force, we still need to talk to parents about choosing and using car seats.

“People are starting families all the time and they are looking for information about what the law requires and about the types of seat available for babies. Likewise, the parents of toddlers and older children are looking for advice about when to move their children from one seat to another.

“The safest way for a child to travel in a car is in a child seat that is correct for his or her weight and size, and the law also requires this.”

For more information contact Jo Bullock/Vicky Fraser 0121 248 2134/2045.


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