Free child car seat checks are being offered for the first time by Good Egg Safety experts on behalf of councils across the Humber and North West regions.
Parents and carers can have their child’s car seat checked by Good Egg Safety experts at a series of events which will start later this month and run until the end of the year.
This new initiative has been launched by Safer Roads Humber, Safer Roads Greater Manchester and Good Egg Safety, to raise awareness of the dangers to children of travelling in a car seat which doesn’t fit them properly, or is incorrectly fitted.
Good Egg Safety says that during checking sessions carried out across England in 2017, 78% of child car seats were found to be incorrectly fitted or incompatible to the child or vehicle.
Jan James, from Good Egg Safety, said: “An unrestrained child can suffer fatal injuries in a collision at less than 5mph.
“Parents may have already installed a child car seat to protect their child, but the danger of serious injury is just as great if the seat is not fitted properly or if they have chosen the wrong type of seat for the height, weight and age of their child.”