It’s Family Safety Week from 23 to 27 April and to raise awareness of safety issues involving child car seats, Ceredigion County Council’s Road Safety Team wishes to highlight the free child car seat checks service they provide to residents in Ceredigion.

Kayleigh Tonkins, Road Safety Project Officer said, “The Road Safety Team offer free child car seat checks across the county at various family centres, or for individuals who can to travel to Aberaeron. We can demonstrate the safe fitting of your child's car seat in your vehicle, and supply you with an in-depth guide to child car seats that gives advice on what seat is suitable for your child and the legalities.”

The law requires all children travelling in the front or rear seat of any car, van or goods vehicle must use the correct child car seat until they are either 135 cm in height or 12 years old (which ever they reach first). After this they must use an adult seat belt.

It is the driver's responsibility to ensure that children under the age of 14 years are restrained correctly in accordance with the law.

Councillor Rhodri Evans, Cabinet member with responsibility for Lifestyle Services said, “Ceredigion County Council is committed to raising awareness of road safety in Ceredigion and the free check on child car seats is just one of the many valuable services provided by the Road Safety Team. You can make an appointment for the free child car seat check service by calling 01545 570881 or emailing Visit the Road Safety section of Ceredigion County Council’s website for more information on the services and schemes provided by the Council’s Road Safety Team.”

For more information on Family Safety Week visit The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents’ website;