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Car Checks Revealed
Monday 23rd November 2015 @ 09:55 by Lee Wild

Shock figures have revealed that 43 per cent of child car seats failed during safety checks in Derbyshire.

Between July and October the county council’s road safety staff teamed up with expert car seat fitters to offer free checks in car parks across the county.

A total of 172 seats were checked and 74 failed. Drivers with badly-fitted seats were shown how to make them safe.

Cllr Dean Collins, the council’s transport and infrastructure representative, said: “It’s worrying that nearly half of the seats we saw had not been fitted properly.”

The law says that passengers under the age of 12 must use some form of child car seat unless they are 135cm tall or above.

You can get advice about choosing and fitting child car seats by visiting

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