Free child car seat checks at Asda Bearsden

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Parents and carers of young children in East Dunbartonshire can take advantage of free in-car safety clinics this summer.

The Scottish Good Egg In-Car Safety Campaign is now in its twelfth year and is designed to ensure that babies and children are properly restrained while travelling in the car.

Two free in-car safety clinics will run in East Dunbartonshire to provide support and reassurance to concerned parents, grandparents and carers by providing experts who can check their child seats in the car.

They are at Asda Bearsden on Friday, August 2 from 10am-3pm and Asda Bishopbriggs on Monday, August 5, also from 10am-3pm.

Last year, 66 car seats were checked in the East Dunbartonshire Good Egg In-Car Safety Campaign.

Of those, 33 were correctly fitted, 19 had minor faults, 12 had major faults and two were incompatible.

Depute Leader of the Council and Convener of Neighbourhood Services, Ashay Ghai, said: “I think we’ll all agree that the safety of children is of utmost importance and by popping along to your nearest clinic you can ensure that you have fitted your child car seat correctly and safely.

“This annual campaign is always extremely popular in East Dunbartonshire and I am sure, as in previous years, that many parents will take advantage of this opportunity for a free in-car check and advice.”

For advice on buying a car seat and a comprehensive retailer charter visit the Scottish Good Egg website http://www.protectchild.co.uk/