Check it Fits Event in Monaghan Town on Tuesday 3rd March from 10am to 5.30pm
Travelling by car can potentially be one the most dangerous things a baby or child is likely to do each day, so it’s important to ensure that your small passengers are as well protected as possible by having the proper child car seat for their height and weight correctly installed in their vehicle.
The Road Safety Authority’s Check It Fits service will be visiting both Monaghan Town this March. Experts in child car seat safety will offer advice on the different types of seats available, how to fix any problem, demonstrate how to fit the restraint correctly and answer any queries you might have. They will ensure that the child seat fitted in your vehicle is safe and secure, as figures released by the RSA show that as many as 4 out of 5 child car seats are incorrectly fitted, which can potentially lead to serious injury or even death in a collision.
Adrian O’Sullivan, Road Safety Officer with Monaghan County Council said, “Parents can spend a considerable amount of time and money researching and purchasing the safest car seat they can find, but if it is incorrectly fitted or if the child is incorrectly secured, it may result in little or no protection in the event of an accident. I would therefore ask anyone with a child seat fitted in their vehicle to take a few minutes to avail of the upcoming visit to Monaghan on 3rd March”.
“Many of us have child seats fitted in our vehicles but as our children grow we rarely check them to see if they require adjustment or are still suitable for their needs. The law currently states that all children under 150cms or 36kgs must use a child car seat appropriate to their weight and height” added the Road Safety Officer
The Check It Fits service will be in Fleming’s Supervalu car park in Monaghan Town on Tuesday 3rd March from 10am to 5.30pm. No appointment is necessary, and the free checks are open to all makes and models of cars and child car seats. For information visit www.checkitfits.ie.
Don’t let your child be a statistic, get your child car seat checked.