car seat safety checks for Burnham and Highbridge parents
Road Safety will hold a special event in Highbridge on Tuesday
(September 4th) when parents will be able to get free advice on
the selection and fitting of child car seats.
comes after safety checks in the area have revealed that around
two thirds of child seats are the wrong type or incorrectly fitted,
potentially putting young lives at risk.
The free Highbridge event will be held from 10am-2pm on Tuesday
in the car park of the town's Asda supermarket.
event will be attended by experts who will also be able to answer
questions and explain the child safety seat laws," said spokeswoman
the correct child seat for the car and the age of the child, and
ensuring it is fitted properly, is essential. Previous checks
have shown that many seats are the wrong size, not compatible
with the vehicle or are badly fitted."
the law, the driver is legally responsible for ensuring that children
in the car are correctly restrained. The law requires all children
travelling in cars use the correct child restraint until they
are 12 years old or 135cm in height."
Road Safety was formed in 2006 to bring together the extensive
experience and expertise from a number of organisations to drive
down casualty rates and create safer communities in Somerset.