In-car child seat safety checks help to correct commonplace mistakes

For the fifth year in succession Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Road Safety officers have teamed up with ‘Child Seat Safety’, the in-car safety professionals, to offer advice and a child car seat fitting service for those transporting little ones.

Recent In-car safety clinics held in Midsomer Norton and Bath were well attended by parents, childminders, and grandparents all of who rated and fully supported the clinics with many returning year upon year.

Of the 194 car seats checked, 47% were correctly fitted, 38% were incorrectly fitted, 10% had booster cushions and 5% of vehicles failed to have a child car seat.  Despite a positive increase and improvement on last year’s clinics Bath & North East Somerset Council remains committed to raising awareness via this important initiative to ensure all children remain safe when travelling on our busy roads.

Councillor Mark Shelford, Cabinet Member for Transport & Highways, said: “There’s a lot to consider when it comes to looking after babies and children, but it’s vital to ensure that in-car safety restraints fit both the child and the vehicle correctly.

“It’s encouraging to see that more people are taking our safety advice on board but it is always worth checking that our youngsters are safe and sound when out on a drive.”

For further information, regarding the correct fitting of in-car safety restraints, please visit where people can seek help and support and be confident the advice they are getting is correct and up to date.

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