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Majority of car seats 'fitted incorrectly'

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 28/07/2009. Majority of car seats 'fitted incorrectly'Tags: Parenting Parenting Kids Kids Health

Car seats are a must for small children; however, the majority of parents do not know how to fit them correctly, it has been revealed.

According to the Road Safety Authority (RSA), up to four in ten parents do not even secure their children with a seatbelt.

Furthermore, 80 per cent of those who do use car seats do not use them in the correct way, the Irish Independent reports.

RSA spokesman Brian Farrell said unsecured children involved in a crash will be thrown forward "like a bowling ball".

"The child could be thrown about in the inside of the car, injuring and killing others in the vehicle as well. And the child wouldn't stand a chance," he added.

According to Mr Farrell, many drivers are unaware of the fact that it is their responsibility to ensure that all children in their vehicle are properly secured.

The RSA is an agency dedicated to the promotion of road safety and driver testing.



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