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Good Egg campaign highlights extent of car seat problem

3 February 2011

More than half of the UK's children are incorrectly transported in cars, according to the results of a survey by Road Safety GB's Good Egg campaign.

The survey also shows that as many as nine out of ten child car seats were incorrectly fitted in some regions, and many parents and carers are unhappy with the advice provided by car seat retailers.

Alan Kennedy, chair of Road Safety GB, described the service provided by retailers as 'extremely disappointing'.

The Good Egg campaign aims to ensure that babies and children are properly restrained while travelling by car. It launched in autumn 2010 and a series of special car seat clinics have been held throughout England to help parents and guardians fit their seats correctly.

The results from almost 2,400 seat checks are published on the Good Egg campaign website.

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