These checks are often carried out as part of a in car safety campaign already ongoing by the constabulary. The vehicle is stopped by the Police Officer and asked to pull into a safe, off road location, where a CSS expert checks the restraint and its child occupant. If there is no child restraint present or the restraint is inappropriate, then the Police Officer will be asked for input on the legal implications for the driver. It must be reiterated that this is an educational exercise and where appropriate the driver will be encouraged to acquire and use the correct and compatible child restraint rather than face a fine, evidence of this is obviously required to prevent prosecution.
Similar to the Community Checks, Child Seat Safety provides a comprehensive report of the results and guidance as to common issues found and how to address these in the future.
If you’d like further details on how you could arrange either a community or an enforcement event please email [email protected] or call Julie or Claire on the numbers provided on our home page.