Invite for free car seat check

ROAD safety officers and firefighters will be carrying out safety checks on people’s cars seats in Whitby tomorrow (Saturday 19 February).

They will also be able to offer advice to ensure that children are travelling safely at the event in Whitby Co-op car park between 9.30am and 1.30pm.

Rose Fearnley from North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “It is the driver’s responsibility to ensure that children are transported safely and failure to do so could see a driver prosecuted but even worse could see your child suffer serious or fatal injuries.

“I would urge parents to pop down on Saturday to get their child car seats checked, it doesn’t take long and could mean the difference between life and death.”

And Andrew Santon the local Road Safety Officer added: “We hold these events regularly and we generally find that the majority of seats we check are fitted incorrectly. In the past we have found seats that would not have protected the children using them should the driver be involved in a crash, this could have lead to the child suffering serious injuries or losing their life.”

The service is free and is being organised by the Road Safety Group from Scarborough Safer Communities.