Drayton & Taverham

Free child car seat checks in Drayton tomorrow

Just Regional
Apr 14, 2014 2 mins read

Parents in Norfolk are being invited to get their child car seats checked for free this week.

Road safety experts at Norfolk County Council are also using the event at Drayton and Taverham Children’s Centre on Tuesday (15 April) to ask parents to consider keeping their young children in rear-facing car seats until they’re four years old.

Iain Temperton, Road Safety Manager at Norfolk County Council, said: “It is absolutely essential that we spread the message that young children are better protected in a rear-facing car seat – more than 40 years of research and extensive testing tells us that rear facing car seats are five times more effective in protecting children in a collision.

“It is something we want families in Norfolk to think about, and come and see us at Drayton and Taverham Children’s Centre next week to find out more and also make sure your seat is fitted correctly.”

Child car seats are a legal requirement in the UK and make children far less likely to be seriously hurt in a collision. But they have to be correctly fitted and adjusted to offer maximum protection, and it is easy to get it wrong.

The County Council’s road safety officers will be available at Drayton and Taverham Children’s Centre from 9.30am to 11am on Tuesday (15 April) to check the fitting of children’s car seats, as well as offer advice and information on rear facing children’s seats.

For more information on the Extended Rear Facing campaign please go to the Norfolk County Council website (www.norfolk.gov.uk/Travel_and_transport/Roads/Road_safety/Road_safety_education/index.htm or visit www.rearfacing.co.uk.

More of what's happening in Drayton & Taverham