Wednesday 17 January 2018

Parents urged to check if child's car seat fitted correctly

By Esther Hayden

Parents in Wexford are being urged to have their child's car seat checked as research from the Road Safety Authority (RSA) shows that as many as four out of five child car seats are incorrectly fitted nationwide.

The 'Check it Fits' team will be in Wexford this month checking child car seats and restraints to ensure they are correctly fitted.

The team will be at Pettitt's Supervalu, St. Aidan's Shopping Centre, Wexford, on Wednesday, May 20, between 10 a.m. and 5.30 p.m.; at Supervalu, Abbey Street, Enniscorthy, on Thursday, May 21 between 10 a.m. and 5.30pm and at Supervalu, The Quay, New Ross on Friday, May 22 between 10 a.m. and 5.30 p.m.

If your child's car seat or restraint is incorrectly fitted, the experts will advise on how to fix the problem, demonstrate how to fit the restraint correctly and answer any queries participants might have to avoid potential serious or fatal injury in the event of a collision . The whole process shouldn't take more than 10-15 minutes and is completely free of charge.

Wexford People

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