With recent county figures revealing that a shocking 70% of all baby and child car seats checked across Kent are incorrectly fitted, a new awareness campaign has been launched to highlight the dangers and provide advice on anything which puts a child at risk while travelling in a car.
KCC’s Road Safety team run free car seat clinics to give advice and check the safety and condition of car seats, particularly in areas such as incorrectly fitted harnesses.
Having previously run clinics in Greenhithe, Northfleet, and Larkfield, the final clinics will be held in Ashford next week and Paddock Wood next month.
Sometimes a minor adjustment to the harness can mean the difference between life and death.
Apart from the checks, the team are also on hand to highlight major problems such as a car seat incompatible with the car, a damaged car seat or a wrong size seat for a child.
If you are not able to attend one of our clinics, then check out the KCC Road Safety Facebook page for more information.
The clinic takes place on Tuesday, August 20 at the Hop Farm, Paddock Wood between 9.45am and 12.45pm.
The Ashford clinic takes place on Tuesday, July 30 at Sainsburys between 9.45am and 12.45pm.
Having trouble finding out which car seat is right for your child, use our information sheet to help you determine which is the correct car seat.