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Child seat checks highlight dangers.

Byline: Jean Ward

More than half of child car seats checked by North Lanarkshire Council during two recent information events were incorrectly fitted.

Officers from the safe and sustainable travel team held events in Coatbridge and Cumbernauld earlier this month to offer advice on buying and fitting car seats and carrying out checks.

Of the 44 seats checked, 25 were incorrectly fitted.

The event was organised as part of the Good Egg car safety campaign.

Councillor Michael McPake, convener of the infrastructure committee, said: "The high number of child car seats incorrectly fitted is very worrying, and highlights the need for parents and carers to get the correct advice on buying a suitable seat and making sure it is fitted correctly.

"Good Egg provides reliable information about choosing and fitting child car seats.

"It could literally mean the difference between life and death in a collision."

For more information, go to or follow Good Egg Safety on Facebook or Twitter.

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Publication:Airdrie and Coatbridge Advertiser (Lanarkshire, Scotland)
Date:Jul 4, 2018
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