Are you sure your child has the correct car seat?

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…

Make the right choice – don’t drink and drive

One drink will affect your ability to drive – this Christmas, Kent County Council is asking people to make the right choice and not drink and drive. In the last three years there have been 674 crashes on Kent’s roads where a driver was impaired by alcohol, resulting in more than 1,000 people being injured…

Road safety scheme in Ashford set to begin next month

A safety scheme to improve the layout of signal junctions at Somerset Road and Mace Lane in Ashford is set to begin next month. Kent County Council plans to stagger the crossing points and install additional push buttons on the central reservations which will involve the road being widened. The project starts on April 9…

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Fireworks – only buy from legitimate retailers

Fireworks season has arrived and KCC Trading Standards want to make sure events across the county go with a bang – but only in the sky. Officers from Trading Standards have been out making sure shops are correctly storing fireworks to ensure the safety of the public. They have also been following up leads about…