Lancashire Road Safety Partnership have been working with schools across the county to share information on the importance of correct car seat and seat belt use.
The new initiative has been piloted in a number of schools and will now run across the county in a bid to share essential safety messages right to those who need it – the kids. Classes are given top tips on staying safe. Each child is measured and given a sticker advising them on whether they need a car seat or seat belt.
Karen Timperley, road safety coordinator for Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council said “we’ve found that older age primary school children aren’t always transported correctly in cars so this initiative explains both why a seat belt is so important for their safety as well as explaining how a car seat works for them. We’ve been overwhelmed at the support from the schools involved as well as the willingness of the school children to learn and share the information with their family members”.
Any child under the age of 12 of 135cm (whichever they reach first) must be in a car seat when travelling in a car. You can find out more about child seat safety at our info page here: https://lancsroadsafety.co.uk/seatbelt-week/