Authorised child restraint fitters will be in Parkes on Tuesday, 22nd June to do free child restraint checks at Lions Park from 11am to 3pm.
Parkes Shire Council’s Road Safety and Injury Prevention Officer Melanie Suitor said the annual day was important to ensure the safe travel of young children.
“The correct fitting and adjustment of child restraints is vital. Research shows that two out of three child restraints are not being used properly and this puts children at risk of injury in the event of a crash.
“Most of the restraints we have checked at previous events have had minor problems that needed fixing to ensure the safety of the child, such as tightening and untwisting straps, fitting gated buckles and correcting the seatbelt’s path through the restraint.
“It is important to have your child restraint checked regularly after prolonged use and installed correctly before use to ensure that your precious cargo is safe,” said Melanie.
Free barista coffee will be available, along with information about the national child restraint laws, the types of restraints and advice on moving children from one restraint type to the next.
Bookings are essential by phoning 6861 2364 to secure your place.