Car insurance: Drivers told to keep children safe

Thursday, 14 February 2008

Motorists found to be breaking the law could see that their car insurance premiums are negatively impacted upon.

A new safety message has been delivered to mums and dads in Staffordshire, advising children should always wear a seatbelt.

This is according to the Staffordshire Casualty Reduction Partnership, which said that many injuries could be averted if parents restrain their children when they are travelling, reports the Express & Star.

Jim Tunney, team manager for road safety and at Stoke on Trent's city council claimed that drivers should always ensure their children are secure.

He told the publication: "At our last child car seat checking day in October, only four out of 52 seats checked were correctly fitted. Parents need to seek advice when purchasing and follow the instructions when fitting."

Councillor Carol Dean, cabinet member with responsibility for road safety, added that the number of child car seats available for parents can often be confusing but that they should persevere.

In related news, parents have been urged to attend a child safety drive in Torrington, which will be attended by the emergency services, reports the North Devin Gazette.

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