Warning over kids’ safety in the car

Two recent in-car safety clinics held as part of Scottish Road Safety Week 
revealed that almost half the seats checked were incorrectly fitted or incompatible.

East Dunbartonshire Council’s road safety team offered parents the chance to have their child car seats checked for free to ensure they were properly fitted.

Out of the 17 child car seats inspected, only 10 (58 per cent) were fitted correctly, and two car seats had major faults.

The majority of errors related to the seatbelt securing the childcar seat being too loose, routed incorrectly, or the child being too heavy for the seat.

It is hoped more clinics will be held in the summer. Call 0300 123 4510.