Why not visit one of the new drop-in advice centres held on the first Tuesday of every month, at Blenheim Children’s Centre, Blenheim Chase, Leigh from 9.15am till 10.30am and at Hamstel Children’s Centre, Hamstel Road, Southend, from 1pm till 3pm.
A trained member of Southend-on-Sea Borough Council’s Road Safety Team will be there to give impartial advice on fitting and use of car seats.
The Council’s Head of Planning and Transport Andrew Meddle said: “We have introduced these drop-in sessions to help residents find the correct seat to keep their child safe and legal, when travelling in the car. In September 2006 the law changed, making it an offence for children under 12 years of age or 135cm in height to travel in a car without the appropriate restraint.
“Not every car seat fits every car so if you are unsure which one is right for your car, why not visit the FREE Try Before you Buy Child Car Seat Safety Centre at Lubbards Farm, Hulbridge Road, Rayleigh, SS6 9QG, Tel: 01268 297593.”
For further advice contact the Council’s Road Safety Team on 01702 215000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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