South Gloucestershire Council’s road safety team will be hosting a free educational car seat check clinic with Road Safety GB, the road safety organisation that represents over 200 local authority road safety teams across the UK.
Visit the free clinic at Asda, Cribbs Causeway on Tuesday 2nd November between 10am and 3pm to have your child car seat checked and to receive a copy of the Good Egg Guide, a colourful and informative booklet explaining everything you need to know about child car seats.
The clinic is part of the Good Egg Campaign which is designed to ensure that babies and children are properly restrained whilst travelling in the car, by showing parents and carers the correct way to fit in-car child safety seats. It is important that seats are fitted correctly because:
- An unrestrained child can be killed in an impact with speeds as low as 5 mph
- If properly restrained a child is three times less likely to sustain a head injury in a collision than an unrestrained child
Cllr Brian Allinson, executive member for planning, transportation and strategic environment, said: “Keeping children safe by choosing and correctly fitting the right car seat is vital, that’s why the council’s road safety team are holding another car seat clinic at Cribbs Causeway. I urge parents and carers to come along and take advantage of the great advice on offer.”
Visit the Road Safety GB Good Egg website to find out more about child car seats and the Good Egg Campaign.
Events held recently have shown that many child car seats are not fitted correctly with some not even being compatible with the car they are in, so come along and have your seat checked and be assured that your child is travelling safely.