Clunk-click child safety seat check

IF you have a child safety seat and need it checking out, put this date in your diary.Suffolk County Council and Suffolk police are reminding anyone with a child safety seat that they have a last chance to check if it is fitted properly and that is tomorrow .

IF you have a child safety seat in you car and need it checking out, get down to Martlesham today.

Suffolk County Council and Suffolk police are reminding anyone with a child safety seat that they have a last chance to check it is fitted properly.

The seat-checking event is the last of the Travellin' Tots campaign which has been running throughout the county during the past six weeks.

So far 431 seats have been checked and 143 of these have had to be refitted. Only around 16 per cent of all the seats checked have been correctly fitted.

Road safety and police officers will be offering to check car seats, free of charge, in the car park of Tesco store at Martlesham, until 5 o'clock this evening.

The results from the six events held so far show how vital it is for anyone with a child car safety seat to go along and have it checked.

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A car safety seat can save a child's life but a survey by the county council in 1998 revealed that up to 80pc of these seats may be incorrectly fitted or unsuitable.

The result could be that in an accident, the seat is not as effective at reducing injuries and could even increase the risk.

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