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Blackburn with Darwen children at risk due to car seat errors

Lancashire Telegraph: Blackburn with Darwen children at risk due to car seat errors Blackburn with Darwen children at risk due to car seat errors

NEW research in Blackburn with Darwen shows half of the borough’s children are at risk from badly-fitted car seats in their parents’ vehicles.

The checks, carried out for the BBC ‘Watchdog’ programme, match results of similar surveys elsewhere.

The council’s Road Safety Team worked with local police and Child Seat Safety Ltd on the programme, to be broadcast on Monday.

The results matched those in the CSS’s latest research paper, which looked at nearly 2,000 checks UK-wide in 2013 including spot-checks in Leicestershire in June showing 49 per cent of such seats were dangerously incorrectly fitted.

Council highways boss Maureen Bateson said: “It is excellent to see our road safety team recognised for all its hard work in casualty reduction and it is hoped that parents in the borough take on board the advice given to keep their children safe whilst travelling.”

CSS boss Claire Waterhouse said: “Parents are making mistakes which can be easily rectified.”

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8:26am Sat 15 Mar 14

Chuck-Norris says...

Ha that's a joke - take a drive round some parts of Blackburn and you'll see most kids either stood up in the car along with half a dozen others or sat on the knees of other passengers
Ha that's a joke - take a drive round some parts of Blackburn and you'll see most kids either stood up in the car along with half a dozen others or sat on the knees of other passengers Chuck-Norris
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12:41pm Sat 15 Mar 14

ladysal says...

Chuck-Norris wrote:
Ha that's a joke - take a drive round some parts of Blackburn and you'll see most kids either stood up in the car along with half a dozen others or sat on the knees of other passengers
Agreed. Sort out the ones who use no restraints / overload their cars first. Even a badly fitted car seat is better than none at all.
[quote][p][bold]Chuck-Norris[/bold] wrote: Ha that's a joke - take a drive round some parts of Blackburn and you'll see most kids either stood up in the car along with half a dozen others or sat on the knees of other passengers[/p][/quote]Agreed. Sort out the ones who use no restraints / overload their cars first. Even a badly fitted car seat is better than none at all. ladysal
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