Child car seat checks return to King’s Lynn

Norfolk County Council's road safety officers are back in King's Lynn on Saturday, August 20, to carry out more free checks on child car seats.

Staff from Mothercare will be joining road safety officers to check child car seats and give advice on fitting and adjustment. The free checks will be carried out from 10am to 3pm outside the Mothercare store, near Tesco off the Hardwick Road.

Checks carried out in Norfolk last year found that more than one in three child car seats had some sort of problem, and the most recent visit to King's Lynn, in January, uncovered some serious problems and mistakes. Parents were shown how to fit the seats properly, and adjust them for maximum protection.

'We found one person had been sold the wrong base for their seat, while another parent had completely misunderstood the way a rear-facing seat should be secured,' said Sandy Reid, Road Safety Officer.

'Child car seats provide good protection for a child in a car, but they have to be properly fitting and adjusted. For parents, a few minutes getting your seat checked could save your child from injury in a crash.'

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