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One third of motoring parents are unsure of child seat laws

18 September 2007

New research from Churchill reveals a third (32 per cent) of motoring parents are unaware of the changes to the law made in September 2006.  

Each year, around 30 children aged 11 or under are killed while travelling in cars and around 400 are seriously injured**. Many of these deaths and injuries could be prevented by the proper use of a child seat. Parents who fail to comply with the law face a fine of up to £500.

The research reveals that 70 per cent of parents did not replace their baby or child seat following a car crash.  Even if there is no visible damage, the force of a car accident can weaken a child seat to such an extent that it will not provide adequate protection in another accident

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