FREE Car Seat Check Clinic
With an alarming number of child car seats being incorrectly fitted in 2015, Bournemouth Borough Council wants to help drivers make sure their in-car child seats are fitted correctly.
Help make sure your child is safe by checking their car seat is fitted correctly
Research has shown that nearly 65% of child car seats are incorrectly fitted or incompatible with the child or car. Many parents are also not receiving the correct fitting advice from the store they purchased the seat from, putting thousands of lives at risk.
Child car seats can cause some confusion for users and not every type of seat will fit every car. Even if the seat is compatible, they can still be fitted incorrectly or the wrong restraint may be used for the child’s weight.
Experts advise drivers not to use a second-hand seat as the history of the seat may be unknown and it could be damaged.
Richard Pearson, Traffic and Road Safety Manager for Bournemouth Borough Council said, “It is extremely important that seats are fitted as stated in the instructions provided, to ensure injuries to children are kept to a minimum. Our Road Safety team are tackling this issue by providing life-saving advice in our free child car seat check days throughout the last year.”
Drivers will have the opportunity to have their child car seats checked in their own car, free of charge with experts on-hand for any advice. No booking is required, you can just turn up on the day and our team will be there to assist you.
For further car seat advice please see our Road Safety Car Seat webpage.