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Is their seat safe? COMMENT The policy of honesty. The might of right. The expediency of principle.

IT IS an issue on which no parent would compromise. The safety of their children Which is why it comes as something of a surprise to find a survey by Brake, a Huddersfield road safety charity, showing fewer parents than might have been expected knew the law on child safety seats.

Earlier in the summer, Kirklees Council project officers ran free safety checks on 115 vehicles. in Huddersfield, Heckmondwike and Dewsbury. They found just 49% of those seats were fitted properly.

Add that statistic to the one from Brake and perhaps we are not as aware of either the rules governing child safety in our cars or on the potential risks as we should be.

And one or either of those could lead to the kind of mistake no-one wish on any family.

Get the safety rules right and if you or your family were to be involved in an accident, your chances of avoiding serious injury are improved.

And which of us would forgive ourselves if we overlooked something which might have put someone else or their child at risk? The statistics make tough reading with 700 young children killed or seriously injured on our roads every year.

A new campaign aims to make sure parents understand how best to protect children travelling in cars. And that's with the correct child seat or booster seat properly fitted.

So get the proper information, check your car and don't risk an accident that could ruin lives.
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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Aug 20, 2013
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