Park up for child car seat safety check

Published: 16 August 2018

We’re inviting parents and carers to take advantage of expert advice and get their child car seats checked for free.

Our road safety team will be carrying out the checks and providing demonstrations on the correct fitting of car seats in Sainsbury’s car park, Matlock, on Tuesday 28 August 2018.

Checks will take place between 10.30am to 12.30pm and later between 1.30pm and 4pm.

Car seats vary in design and advice will also be given on choosing the right seat for their vehicle.

The law says that passengers under the age of 12 must use some form of car seat unless they are 135cm tall or above. The type of seat a child needs depends on their weight.

Advice about fitting car seats can also be found on the child car seats website – which was set up by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents with funding from the Department for Transport.