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Good Egg Safety initiative brings free child car seat safety checks to North East Lincolnshire

3:28 pm, Wednesday, 8th May 2024 - 1 week ago


Did you know that locally, car seat checking events often find that approximately 70% of seats aren’t fitted correctly? From May 2023 until March 2024, results show a total of 132 car seats in North East Lincolnshire which had minor or major faults that were discovered through these car seat safety checks.

With this in mind, North East Lincolnshire Council and its delivery partner, Equans, are working in collaboration with Safer Roads Humber and Good Egg Safety CIC to provide several free child car seat checking events.

These events present a unique opportunity for parents and carers to meet with child seat experts and gain invaluable insights into enhancing the safety of their children while traveling.

These events will take place at the following locations on the outlined dates:

  • Wednesday 15 May – Tesco Kennedy Way, Washdyke Lane, Immingham DN40 2AB
  • Wednesday 19 June – Asda, Holles Street, Grimsby DN32 9DL
  • Wednesday 17 July – Tesco, Hewitt’s Circus Retail Park, Hewitt’s Avenue, Humberston, DN35 9QR
  • Wednesday 14 August – Tesco, Market Street, Grimsby, DN31 1QS

All of the above events will take place from 10am until 3pm on each date and there’s no need to book, just turn up on the day and get your car seat safety check for free.  

Anthony Snell, Traffic and Transport Manager at Equans, said ‘Child safety is something that should never be overlooked making these events vital. Quick, easy and free of charge, we encourage anyone with a car seat, to attend and get them checked to ensure your children are always safe in the car.’

Janis James MBE from Good Egg Safety commended the partnership with Safer Roads Humber and North East Lincolnshire Council and Equans, stating, “We are proud to deliver this valuable service to the community.

“Child car seats play a critical role in preventing injuries, and our goal is to empower parents and carers with the knowledge and tools they need to keep their children safe on the road.”

Safer Roads Humber, the regional road safety partnership, expressed delight in supporting the event. Ruth Gore, spokesperson for the partnership, commented, “Our mission is to reduce the number of people killed and injured on our roads, and this event exemplifies effective partnership working – a joint commitment to safeguarding our most vulnerable passengers.”

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