Over half of child car seats a...


Over half of child car seats are incorrectly fitted according to the Road Safety Authority

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12:23 24 Feb 2022

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Over half of child car seats (56%) checked by the Road Safety Authority’s Check it Fits service were incorrectly fitted and needed some type of adjustment to make them a safe fit. 

If a child’s car seat isn’t fitted correctly, it could lead to a serious or fatal injury in the event of a collision.

In order to increase awareness of car seat safety and reduce misuse rates, the RSA has launched a new voluntary Code of Practice for Child Car Seat retailers.

The new Code of Practice will ensure that best practice is achieved when parents or guardians are buying a child restraint system.

This will also mean that when families are buying a new child car seat, they can be confident that they are getting the best advice and guidance on the most suitable car seat for their child and car.

As of now, 15 child car seat retailers have committed to the new Code of Practice, covering 40 stores nationwide.

Three child car seat manufacturers are signed up, with interest from another three.

People should look out for the RSA’s Code of Practice stickers in retailer outlets or you can check the list of participating retailers on

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