A parent with infant in car seat
The events are aimed at improving child car safety.

Hull City Council announce additional child car seat checking community events

Hull City Council is proud to announce seven additional child car seat checking events in partnership with Safer Roads Humber and Good Egg Safety CIC.  

The upcoming events will take place at various locations across Hull, providing parents and carers with opportunities to ensure their child car seats are properly installed and secure.  

Good Egg Safety experts will be on hand to assess the installation, fit, overall safety, and offer guidance and adjustments as necessary. 

Statistics reveal that more than half (58%) of the 257 child seats checked in Hull between May 2023 and March 2024 by Good Egg Safety, were incorrectly fitted.  Over one third (36%) had major errors or were incompatible to the vehicle or child which could result in serious harm in a collision. 

Properly installed child car seats are paramount for safeguarding young passengers during travel, making events like these crucial for raising awareness and promoting best practices. 

Councillor Mark Ieronimo, Portfolio Holder for Transportation, Roads, and Highways at Hull City Council said: “Our commitment to child safety remains a priority. By extending these free child seat checks, we aim to reach even more families and empower them with the knowledge needed to protect young passengers.  

“Together with Safer Roads Humber and Good Egg Safety, we hope to reduce the risk of avoidable injuries and promote safer travel for our youngest residents.” 

The events will take place at the following locations, dates and times: 

  • Tuesday 14 May – Asda, Mount Pleasant, HU9 2BN 
  • Tuesday 18 June – Kingston Retail Park, Kingston St, HU1 2TR 
  • Tuesday 16 July – Asda, Hessle Road, HU3 4PE 
  • Tuesday 13 August – Asda, Kingswood Retail Park, Bude Rd, HU7 3DA 
  • Tuesday 17 September – Asda, Mount Pleasant, HU9 2BN 
  • Tuesday 15 October – Kingston Retail Park, Kingston St, HU1 2TR 
  • Tuesday 12 November – Asda, Hessle Road, HU3 4PE 

Good Egg Safety, an internationally awarded, non-profit organisation, funded by Government and local authorities, is a specialist in child passenger safety. They provide expert guidance, training, and resources to ensure families travel safely. 

The organisation was recently awarded ‘Child Safety Training Specialists of the Year’ and ‘Most Trusted Family Safety Experts’ 2024 by two separate awarding bodies. 

Janis James MBE from Good Egg Safety CIC said: “It is a privilege to help deliver these valuable events in Hull. 

“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. 

“We believe that collaboration is key to reducing road casualties. By working together, we can create a safer environment for our children.” 

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

The events are open to all Hull road users and are free to attend.  No appointment is necessary, and each event will run from 10am to 3pm.    

For more information, visit Good Egg Safety. Alternatively, for online road safety guides, including child seat safety, visit Good Egg Safety Guides

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