Drivers can have their child’s car seat checked to ensure it is fitted correctly at a series of safety sessions starting next week. The clinics, the first of which takes place at Asda, Spennymoor on Monday 4 February have been organised by Durham County Council’ Road Safety team as part of the Good Egg Campaign.
The national initiative aims to ensure that babies and children are correctly restrained while travelling in the car, by showing parents, grandparents and carers the correct way to fit child safety seats.
Alan Kennedy, road safety manager at Durham County Council, said: “The Good Egg Campaign is a brilliant initiative. It provides a wealth of vital information about choosing the right seat for your child and these free seat checking clinics ensure that seats are correctly fitted. “Even if you believe your child car seats are correctly fitted it’s still worth going along to the sessions and getting them checked out by an expert just to make sure.” Alan, who is also chair of Road Safety GB which fully endorses the Good Egg Campaign, added: “Around 32 per cent of child safety seats were found to be incorrectly fitted during checks we carried out in the county in 2011.” Members of the council’s road safety team will be joined by an expert in child car seats for the sessions.
The clinics will take place on the following days between 10am and 3pm:
Monday 4 February – ASDA, Spennymoor, DL16 6QB
Tuesday 5 February – ASDA, Stanley, DH9 0NB
Thursday 7 February – ASDA, Seaham, SR7 7HN
Friday 8 February – ASDA, Peterlee, SR8 5HA
Saturday 9 February – Tesco, Bishop Auckland, DL14 9AL