Road Safety Authority’s Check It Fits service to visit the local area next week

The Road Safety Authority’s Check It Fits service will be visiting the local area next week.

It will be in Lanney’s Supervalu, Ardee on Tuesday 16th April and The Marshes Shopping Centre, Dundalk on Wednesday 17th April.

Experts in child car seat safety will offer advice on the different types of seats available, how to fit the restraint correctly, answer any queries you might have and ensure that the seat is the correct one for your child’s needs.

Figures released by the RSA have shown that in Ireland as many as 4 out of 5 child car seats are incorrectly fitted, which can lead to serious injury or even death in a collision.

Adrian O’Sullivan, Road Safety Officer with Louth County Council said: “Travelling by car may be potentially one the most dangerous things your baby or child is likely to do each day, so parents and guardians should ensure that their small passengers are as well protected as possible by having the proper child car seat for their height and weight correctly installed in their vehicle.

The Road Safety Officer continued “The law states that all children under 150cm in height or 36kgs in weight must use an appropriate child seat. I would ask anyone with such a seat fitted in their vehicle to take a few minutes to avail of the upcoming visits to Dundalk and Ardee. No appointment is necessary, and it is open to all makes and models of cars and child car seats”.

The Check it Fits service will be available from 10am to 5.30pm each day.

Don’t let your child be a statistic. Get your child car seat checked.

For more information on the Check It Fits service please visit www.rsa.ie/checkitfits