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Free child seat checks available

 
Created on 08/11/2016 @ 07:55
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Residents in the Welshpool area who use a child car seat can have them checked out by Powys County Council for free to ensure that they are fitted correctly.

The council’s Road Safety Unit provides a free car seat checking service. Anyone who uses a car seat and wants it checked out should contact the unit to make an appointment.

Good Egg Safety, which has tested 20,500 child safety seats in England, Wales and Scotland since 2002, found that 71% of seats tested in England and Wales were unsafe.

Cllr John Brunt, Cabinet Member for Road Safety, said: “Every year around 100,000 children in the UK are involved in collisions and the fitting of their car seat can have serious consequences on whether or not they are injured.

“We check the car seat to see if it is suitable for your child and if it is compatible with your vehicle. If the seat or the harness needs to be adjusted, our officers are trained to show parents or carers how to fit the seat correctly.

“I encourage anyone who uses a child car seat to make use of this important service. These checks will not cost you anything and could ultimately save your child’s life.”

To book an appointment, call 01686 611586 or visit www.powys.gov.uk and search Road Safety Training to download a form to fill in and email to road.safety@powys.gov.uk.

 

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