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FREE Child Restraint Checking Day

26 September, 2014Posted in: Events
 

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 or reduced if the right child car seat is correctly used.

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 11 October at the Highlands Market Place in Mittagong.

“Transport for NSW estimate two in three child car seats are incorrectly fitted,” Ms Lausz said.  “As drivers we are responsible for the safety of all our passengers.”

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.

The FREE Child Restraint Checking Day will take place at Highlands Market Place Old Hume Highway Mittagong in the underground car park on Saturday 11 October 2014 from 9am to 12.30pm.

Each check will take approximately 15 minutes.

Bookings for the day are essential as spaces are limited.

For bookings contact Council’s Road Safety Officer on phone 4868 0809.

For more information on the correct seat for your child, visit www.childcarseats.com.au.