Cllr. Charlie Farrelly is doing his bit to help the Road Safety Authority spread the ‘Check it Fits’ child car-seat safety advice and he sent the following to alert locals to the Garvey’s SuperValu involvement.
This month the RSA’s Check it Fits service in partnership with Toyota will be visiting several centres in Kerry with Garvey’s SuperValu in Castleisland for on the list on Thursday, November 21st.
“Did you know it’s the law that all children under 150cms or 36kgs must use a child car seat appropriate to their weight and height,” the association asks in its pre-tour information release.
“In Ireland as many as four out of five child car seats are incorrectly fitted which can lead to serious injury or even death in a collision,” it continued.
Some Not Fit For Purpose
Since October 2013, the RSA’s ‘Check it Fits’ Service has checked over 35,000 child car seats and restraints in Ireland and, worryingly, it was discovered that 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.
Expert Advice Available
“The Check it Fits service is quick, it’s easy, it’s free. On the day our experts will advise on how to fix any problem, demonstrate how to fit the restraint correctly and answer any queries participants might have.
“Our experts aim to put parent’s, grandparent’s and guardian’s minds at ease that their child’s car seat is safely and securely fitted in their car.
Help Raise Awareness
“We would be delighted if you could help us to raise awareness of child safety in cars by letting colleagues, friends, family members and any other relevant contacts know about our upcoming visit to Kerry.
“We have attached our social media post which may be useful for promoting the ‘Check it Fits’ Service in your workplace and local community also.
“If you can’t make the ‘Check it Fits’ Service in Kerry, check out our social media channels below to find out where we’ll be going next.”
For more information on Child Safety in Cars you can Click here: www.rsa.ie/childsafetyincars