Updated: 10/08/17 : 05:47:23
Next Monday and Tuesday the Road Safety Authority (RSA) Check it Fit
s service will be visiting County Sligo. Itís the law that all children under 150cms or 36kgs must use a child car seat appropriate to their weight and height. In Ireland as many as 4 out of 5 child car seats are incorrectly fitted which can lead to serious injury or even death in a collision. Since October 2013, the RSAís ĎCheck it Fitsí Service has checked over 21,000 child car seats and restraints in Ireland.
Worryingly, 79% of seats required a major adjustment, of which 3% were deemed not fit for purpose and condemned, meaning they could have caused injury or even death in the event of a collision.
The Check it Fits service is quick, itís easy, itís free
. On the day experts will advise on how to fix any problem, demonstrate how to fit the restraint correctly and answer any queries participants might have. The experts aim to put parentís, grandparentís and guardianís minds at ease that their childís car seat is safely and securely fitted in their car.
The RSA ĎCheck it Fitsí team will be at the following locations in Sligo;
The RSA would be delighted if you could help raise awareness of child safety in cars by letting colleagues, friends, family members and any other relevant contacts know about the upcoming visit to Sligo.
Additional information www.checkitfits.ie