Concerns over fitting of child car seats

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Incorrectly fitted child car seats is major cause for concern in Longford

4 out of 5 child car seats are incorrectly fitted nationwide, according to research from the RSA's 'Check it Fits' Service

Research from the Road Safety Authority’s ‘Check it Fits’ Service, has revealed on February 12 2019 that 4 out of 5 child car seats are fitted incorrectly.

Since October 2013, the RSA’s ‘Check it Fits’ Service has checked over 35,000 child car seats and restraints in Ireland and found that 79% of seats required a major adjustment, of which 3% were deemed not fit for purpose.

This means they could have caused injury or even death in the event of a collision.

In light of this, the RSA ‘Check it Fits’ service will be visiting Longford on March 12 from 10am at Toyota McNally Motors to ensure car seats and restraints are correctly fitted. The service takes between 10-15 minutes and is free of charge.

“I would encourage people to visit the ‘Check it Fits’ when it comes to Longford and give yourself the peace of mind that your children are travelling safely.” said Aisling Sloyan, RSA.