Faults found during child car seat checks in Thornbury

July 28 2017
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A NUMBER of child car seats were found to have faults when they were checked in Thornbury.

A NUMBER of child car seats were found to have faults when they were checked in Thornbury.

Police officers stopped vehicles carrying children so members of South Gloucestershire Council’s road safety team could examine the seats.

 Of the 126 seats checked, 12 had major faults and another 35 had minor faults.

The officers also found five children with no seat or any type of restraint, despite their height dictating they should have protection.

The checks were carried out at Thornbury’s fire station as part of a campaign to ensure the safety of children when travelling by car.

Heather Goddard, the council’s cabinet member for community services, said: “Every car seat safety check day we carry out confirms how necessary these events are, as large numbers of drivers we talk to are unsure of the correct fitting for their seats.

“They often have lots of questions to ask our experts, particularly about booster seats at the moment, and are always very appreciative of the help and advice given.”

The road safety team will be holding similar events around South Gloucestershire in August and September.