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Enfield launches free child car seat safety checks

Published Friday, 02 August 2013

Enfield Council is starting free car seat checks for parents to ensure they have the correct child restraints for their child and vehicle.

The sessions at Edmonton Shopmobility in Monmouth Road, Edmonton, start on Monday 6 August and will take place on the first Monday of every month between 10am and 12 noon.

The law states that all children under 135 cm, or roughly 4ft 5in, tall must use the proper child seat when travelling by car, but research by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, suggests four out of every five child seats are fitted incorrectly.

This event will give new and prospective parents and carers the chance to pop in and check they have the correct seat for their child and car and make sure it is fitted correctly. If parents or carers already have a car seat of their own they can also ask for a demonstration in how to fit it properly or they can try out one of the team's car seats before they buy a seat themselves. 

Enfield Council's Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Chris Bond, said: "This is a great free initiative which will help improve the safety of children travelling in cars by helping to ensure parents are aware of the correct way of installing their child's car seats. "

"Enfield Council is committed to reducing the number of deaths and serious injuries on our roads and this initiatives will help us achieve this aim." 

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