Can you say with all confidence that your child is safe in your car?
Did you know that 3 in 4 seats are fitted incorrectly?
Dublin parents are being urged to have their child’s car seat checked as research from the Road Safety Authority (RSA) shows that 3 out of 4 child car seats are incorrectly fitted nationwide.
The purpose of the ‘Check it Fits’ Service is to check child car seats and restraints and to show parents, grandparents and guardians how to make sure their child is safe in the car. If a child car seat isn’t fitted correctly, it could lead to a serious or fatal injury in the event of a collision, and so incorrectly fitted child car seats are a significant cause for concern for parents, grandparents and guardians who travel with children.
To highlight the issue of child safety in cars in North Dublin, the ‘Check it Fits’ Service team of child car seat installation experts will check child car seats and restraints to ensure they are correctly fitted in the following locations:
North Dublin Tesco Finglas Clearwater 10-5.30 Tues 24th June
North Dublin Tesco Finglas Clearwater 10-5.30 Wed 25th June
North Dublin Tesco Finglas Clearwater 11.30-8pm Thurs 26th June
North Dublin Aldi Santry 10-5.30 Fri 27th June
North Dublin Tesco Clarehall Extra 10-5.30 Tues 1st July
North Dublin Tesco Clarehall Extra 10-5.30 Wed 2nd July
North Dublin Tesco Clarehall Extra 11.30-8pm Thurs 3rd July
South Dublin Tesco Nutgrove Shopping Centre 10-5.30 Wed 9th July
South Dublin Tesco Nutgrove Shopping Centre 11-7.30 Thurs 10th July
South Dublin Tesco Nutgrove Shopping Centre 10-5.30 Fri 11th July
North Dublin SuperValu Lusk 10-5.30 Sat 12th July
South Dublin Tesco Lucan Lucan 10-5.30 Wed 16th July
South Dublin Tesco Lucan Lucan 11.30-8pm Thurs 17th July
South Dublin Square Tallaght Tallaght 10-5.30 Wed 23rd July
South Dublin Square Tallaght Tallaght 11.30-8pm Thurs 24th July
South Dublin Square Tallaght Tallaght 10-5.30 Fri 25th July
South Dublin SuperValu Firhouse 10-5.30 Sat 26th July
If your child’s car seat or restraint is incorrectly fitted, the ‘Check it Fits’ experts will advise on how to fix the problem, demonstrate how to fit the restraint correctly and answer any queries participants might have. The whole process shouldn’t take more than 10-15 minutes, is completely free of charge, and will give parents and guardians the peace of mind that their child is safe and secure in your car.
Commenting on the upcoming ‘Check it Fits’ Service visit to North Dublin, Moyagh Murdock, CEO, RSA said:
“The ‘Check it Fits’ Service will help to keep our youngest and most vulnerable road users safe on our roads. It is really important that parents, grandparents and guardians are aware that their child car restraints may currently be ineffective in preventing serious injury or death simply because they are not fitted correctly. I would urge all parents, guardians and grandparents to visit the ‘Check it Fits’ Service in North Dublin. The Service is quick, easy and free, and in 15 minutes, you could potentially save your child’s life.”
For further information and a list of where ‘Check it Fits’ will be visiting, go to www.rsa.ie/checkitfits. Additional information can also be found on the RSA’s social media channels, www.facebook.com/RSAIreland and twitter.com/RSAIreland
For more information on Child Safety in Cars, visit www.rsa.ie/childsafetyincars