It's a worrying statistic, but recent surveys in the UK found that as many as 80% of children's car seats aren't fitted correctly. If properly restrained, children are 90% less likely to be killed in a collision.
Avon Fire & Rescue Service works with partners from a range of agencies to promote all areas of road safety, among them child car safety seats.
You can get more advice from The Good Egg Guide to In-Car Child Safety by visiting Road Safety GB's website.
Our top tips for keeping your family safe are:
- Find out what seats are most suitable for your vehicle.
- Only buy a seat that carries the United Nations ECE R44.04 safety mark.
- Make sure your retailer has trained members of staff who can fit and check your seat.
- Always follow the manufacturer's instructions.