The annual free child restraint check day is next Thursday, 28th June from 10am to 2pm at Lions Park.
Checks will be conducted by RMS authorised child restraint fitters.
Parkes Shire Council’s Road Safety and Injury Prevention Officer, Melanie Suitor said it was important to have the checks done to ensure the safe travel of young children. “Research shows that two out of three child restraints are not used properly and this puts children at risk in the event of a crash.
“Most of the restraints checked last year had minor problems, such as tightening straps, checking clips and replacing loose bolts,” said Melanie.
Bookings are essential, phone 6861 2364. There will also be a free bbq and a colouring- in competition with a $50 prize.