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Good example set to parents across the world.

24 July 2013

The Mail on Line reported that HRH Prince George may be third in line to the British throne, but the newest addition to the Royal family was carried away from St Mary's Hospital in London seated in something a little more practical and safe.

Well wishers outside the hospital where the Royal baby was born watched as Prince William carried the Prince  in his car seat from the steps of the Lindo Wing .
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's set a fine example to all parents - thier newborn son went home in a new baby car seat
In Britain in 2011, 10 children under 12 years old were killed while travelling in cars in Great Britain, 204 were seriously injured and 4,944 were slightly injured. Across the world car seats are grossly under-used and the fine example set by The Duke and Duchess should be followed by all parents. More information is available via The Road Safety Observatory.

The technical advice manual 'Seat Belts and Child Restraints' -  one of series published in the context of the UN Road Safety Collaboration is a practical guide to implementing, enforcing and evaluating seat-belt and child restraint programmes, and consists of a series of 'how to' modules. It provides evidence of why the use of seat-belts and child restraints is important and takes the users through the steps needed to assess the situation in their own countries. It then explains the steps needed to design, plan and implement a seat-belt and child restraint programme. Finally, the manual guides users on how to monitor and evaluate such programmes so that the results can be fed back into programme design. For each of these activities, the document outlines in a practical way the various steps that need to be taken.

Other media reports and images including one from The Metro are available here.

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