Is your child sitting in the correct car seat?

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PARENTS are being given advice on the correct car seats for their children.

Car seat safety experts will be in supermarkets across 
the city throughout the summer from Thursday to advise parents on whether their child’s seat is correctly fitted.

The first one will take place at Sainsbury’s in Farlington.

The free child car seat checks are carried out by Baby 2k, which assists the Which? Guide with its national child car seat testing and reports.

Nicola Waight, from Portsmouth City Council’s road safety and travel team said: ‘Children continue to be at risk in car accidents because they are not properly restrained.

‘You can best protect your children by putting them in a properly fitted seat which is appropriate for their weight and size.

‘Don’t risk your child’s life.

‘Never carry a child on your lap or use a single seat belt for two passengers, whatever their age.

‘Adult seat belts aren’t designed for children because children are proportioned differently and their bones are still developing.’

To find out more information about the checks call (023) 9268 8262.

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