Free child car seat checks taking place in Warwickshire this half-term - The Leamington Observer

Free child car seat checks taking place in Warwickshire this half-term

Leamington Editorial 20th May, 2024   0

FREE child car seat checks are available across Warwickshire this half term.

Warwickshire Road Safety Partnership is inviting residents to the child car seat check and vehicle advice events between May 28 and June 1.

With over 40 years of child seat knowledge, Child Seat Safety will offer expert advice and support, check and adjust seats, and answer any questions relating to car seat safety that residents may have.

From previous years, it has been found that around 80 per cent of child car seats in Warwickshire do not fit the car, are incompatible with the child, or need adjustment such as re-routing of seatbelt or adjustment of head restraint.

These events raise awareness of the importance of correctly fitted child seats to reduce avoidable child passenger casualties and support drivers to undertake essential vehicle checks.

Warwickshire Fire and Rescue will also attend all events to offer vehicle safety and maintenance advice, around checking tyres, oil and screen wash levels.

Events will be held between 10am and 3pm at Elliott’s Field Retail Park in Rugby on Tuesday May 28, at Asda in Leamington on Thursday May 30 and The Maybird Retail Park in Stratford on Friday May 31.

Warwickshire County Council’s fire spokesperson Coun Andy Crump said: “Warwickshire’s Road Safety Partnership’s work complements that of the county council’s road safety education team who work closely with children in schools across Warwickshire to help improve their safety on the roads.

“We can also help protect children by providing targeted education, information and advice to parents and carers and by ensuring child car seats are correctly fitted ad appropriate for the height and weight of the child.

“These events are a great opportunity to get both car seats and cars themselves checked by the experts to ensure that our roads are safer for all users.”

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