This November the RSA’s Check it Fits service in partnership with Toyota will be visiting County Meath. Did you know it’s the law that all children under 150cms or 36kgs must use a child car seat appropriate to their weight and height. In Ireland as many as 4 out of 5 child car seats are incorrectly fitted which can lead to serious injury or even death in a collision.
Since October 2013, the RSA’s ‘Check it Fits’ Service has checked over 35,000 child car seats and restraints in Ireland. Worryingly, 79% of seats required a major adjustment, of which 3% were deemed not fit for purpose and condemned, meaning they could have caused injury or even death in the event of a collision.
The Check it Fits service is quick, it’s easy, it’s free. On the day our experts will advise on how to fix any problem, demonstrate how to fit the restraint correctly and answer any queries participants might have. Our experts aim to put parent’s, grandparent’s and guardian’s minds at ease that their child’s car seat is safely and securely fitted in their car.
We will be visiting the following locations in Meath:
|SuperValu Dunshaughlin||The Gables, Main St||Dunshaughlin||Friday 29 November
|10.00am – 5.30pm|
We would be delighted if you could help us to raise awareness of child safety in cars by letting colleagues, friends, family members and any other relevant contacts know about our upcoming visit to Meath . We have attached copy of our poster and social media post which may be useful for promoting the ‘Check it Fits’ Service in your workplace and local community also.
If you can’t make the ‘Check it Fits’ Service in Meath, check out our social media channels below to find out where we’ll be going next.
The Check it Fits Team
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