Mums and dads in the UK are still showing a "huge demand" for
information about how to best keep their kids safe when they are
travelling in a vehicle.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of
Accidents (RoSPA) notes that during August there were more than 129,000
visits to its car seat safety website, in the same year that marks the
fifth anniversary of a new law about the products being introduced.
According to RoSPA, this is the highest volume of traffic to be recorded since the legislation came in during September 2006.
the rules, babies and toddlers under three years old must travel in a
car seat that is appropriate for their specific weight, with rear-facing
seats banned from being used in the front passenger area if there is an
active airbag in place.
In addition, children must sit on the correct booster seat for them until they are 12 years old or taller than 4.5 ft.
Vernon, RoSPA's Road Safety Manager for England, says: "We urge parents
and carers - including grandparents who might drive their grandchildren
- to ensure that a child's seat is compatible with all the cars it will
be used in, checking with the seat and car manufacturer if necessary
and seeking expert help on fitting, perhaps from a retailer."
(Transport Research Laboratory) Child Safety Centre regularly runs
special Child Seat Check days, when parents are invited to bring along
the restraint they have in their vehicle to ensure they are using it
Fill out your details below to be kept up-to-date with any Carkoon by Julian Preston-Powers with patented AirShield Technology updates and announcements.