The Road Safety Authority’s Check It Fits service will be returning to Co Monaghan this week when it will be visiting Flemings Department Store, Monaghan, H18 WK60 on Friday 11th November and Upper Commons Car Park, Castleblayney A75 R886 on Saturday 12th November between 10am and 5.30pm each day.
Experts in child car seat safety will be on hand to offer advice on the different types of seats available, how to fix any problems, demonstrate how to fit the restraint correctly and answer any queries you might have.
Adrian O’Sullivan, Road Safety Officer with Monaghan County Council explained the importance of the upcoming visit. “I would ask anyone with a child seat fitted in their vehicle to take a few minutes to avail of this important service. Many parents will have had a child seat installed but may not have checked them to see if they require adjustment or are suitable for the children who are using them. The law currently states that all children under 150cms or 36kgs must use a child car seat appropriate to their weight and height, so this is an ideal opportunity to get them checked”.
“Travelling by car can potentially be one the most dangerous things a baby or child is likely to do each day, so parents and guardians should ensure that their 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” added the Road Safety Officer.
No appointment is necessary just arrive on the day. The free checks are open to all makes and models of cars and child car seats. Visit www.rsa.ie/checkitfits for more information.
Don’t let your child be a statistic, get your child car seat checked.