A new pair of ‘intergalactic superheroes’ have rocketed to prominence while helping to promote child car seat safety at events across Berkshire.
‘Booster Boy’ and his twin sister ‘Booster Girl’ have taken centre stage at events including the Royal County Show and the Slough Festival, where they have been well received by parents and children alike.
Designed as an engagement tool to assist in the promotion of child car seat safety advice, the Booster cut outs are used to assess where children are in relation to the legal minimum height before they can stop using a seat or booster cushion. The cut out characters, mini comics and stickers are proving to be a big hit with children attending these events.
Tina Housego, Bracknell Forest’s RSO, came up with the Booster Boy concept, and then worked with the Safer Roads’ team to translate it into a package of resources.
Road safety teams across Berkshire now have a range of cut outs and supporting materials that can be used in schools and at events.
Dan Campsall, communications director for Safer Roads, said: “Rarely has it been this easy to strike up a conversation with people about important road safety issues.
“Booster Boy is a real attraction for the kids, meaning that the family pauses long enough to discuss in car safety with the parents.”