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

Hull City Council partners with Safer Roads Humber and Good Egg Safety CIC to host free event

Hull City Council is proud to announce a collaborative effort with Safer Roads Humber and Good Egg Safety CIC to host a free child car seat checking event aimed at improving child safety in cars.  

This event presents a unique opportunity for parents and carers in Hull to meet with child seat experts and gain invaluable insights into enhancing the safety of their children while traveling. 

Scheduled for Tuesday 16 April at Asda Kingswood, the event will provide parents and carers with the chance to have their child car seats inspected by trained safety advisors.  

These experts will assess the installation, fit, overall safety, and offer guidance and adjustments as necessary. 

Statistics reveal that approximately two-thirds of child seats checked across the UK by Good Egg Safety CIC are improperly fitted.  

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. 

Allan Robins, Road Safety Officer at Hull City Council, expressed enthusiasm for the collaboration, stating, “Child safety is a top priority for us as a Council, and ensuring that parents and carers have access to accurate information and expert guidance is essential.  

“By offering free child seat checks, we hope to reduce the risk of avoidable injuries and promote safer travel for our youngest residents.” 

Good Egg Safety CIC, an internationally awarded non-profit organization, funded by Government and local authorities, focuses on child passenger safety. They provide expert guidance, training, and resources to ensure families travel safely. 

Janis James MBE from Good Egg Safety CIC commended the partnership with Safer Roads Humber and Hull City Council, 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, emphasized, “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.” 

The free child seat checking event is open to all Hull residents.  

Parents and carers are encouraged to bring their children, car seats and vehicles to Asda, Kingswood Retail Park, Bude Rd, Hull, HU7 3DA on Tuesday 16 April.

No appointment is necessary, and the 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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