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Free Child Restraint Checking Day

19 October, 2012Posted in: Community, Events
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How secure is your child’s restraint?

Every year, many children are injured – or worse – in car crashes. Many of these incidents could be prevented by the use of a correctly fitted child restraint.

Council’s Road Safety Officer, Melanie Lausz, is encouraging parents to ensure their child seats are fitted correctly at Council’s FREE Child Restraint Checking Day on Saturday 27 October at the Highlands Market Place in Mittagong.

“It’s alarming to learn how many drivers have incorrectly fitted child restraints or the wrong type of restraint for their child’s size in their cars,” Ms Lausz said. “As drivers we are all responsible for the safety of all our passengers.”

The Child Restraint Checking Day is being conducted following similar events held in March and June.

Wingecarribee Shire Council will be conducting the FREE Child Restraint Checking Day with the support of the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS), Highlands Market Place and Highlands Pit Lane of Mittagong.

Inspections will be carried out by an RMS authorised fitter from Highlands Pit Lane and will identify and adjust any unsafe fittings. Participants will only be charged the cost of any materials required to render the restraint safe.

“Parents having used the service will testify the time taken to have the check is worth it for peace of mind.”

The FREE Child Restraint Checking Day will take place at Highlands Market Place Old Hume Highway Mittagong in the underground car park on Saturday 27 October 2012 from 9am to 12.30pm.

Each check will take approximately 15 minutes.

Bookings for the Checking day are essential as spaces are limited.

For bookings contact Melanie Lausz on 4868 0809.