The Road Safety Authority’s Check it Fits service will be visiting Dundalk next Thursday March 16th.
The Check It Fits crew will be in the Marshes Shopping Centre from 10am to 5.30pm on the day to help people ensure their child seat is properly fitted.
The law states that all children under 150cms or 36kgs must use a child car seat appropriate to their weight and height. Since October 2013, the RSA’s Check it Fits Service has checked over 21,000 child car seats and restraints in Ireland. Of those seats checked, 79% required a major adjustment, of which 3% were deemed not fit for purpose and condemned, meaning they could have caused injury or even death in the event of a collision.
The Check it Fits service is quick, it’s easy and it’s free. On the day experts will advise on how to fix any problem, demonstrate how to fit the restraint correctly and answer any queries participants might have. The experts aim to put parents, grandparents and guardians minds at ease that their child’s car seat is safely and securely fitted in their car.
Adrian O’Sullivan, Road Safety Officer with Louth County Council said: “I would encourage anyone with a child seat in their vehicle to come along to the upcoming visit to County Louth. Parents cannot afford to assume that their child’s seat has been fitted correctly, as figures show that 4 out of 5 seats checked by the RSA over the last three years have required a major adjustment”
Don’t let your child be a statistic. Get your child car seat checked.
The Check It Fits crew will also be in SuperValu in Ardee on Wednesday March 15th from 10am to 5.30pm.
If you have any questions or require more information on the service visit www.rsa.ie/checkitfits