Road Safety Authority Check it Fits campaign visits Limerick this week

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

Former Munster and Ireland rugby player Paul O’Connell promoting last year’s Check it Fits campaign

Former Munster and Ireland rugby player Paul O’Connell promoting last year’s Check it Fits campaign

PERSONNEL from the Road Safety Authority are on hand at a number of locations in Limerick this week as part of the Check it Fits campaign.

The aim of the campaign, which is supported by Toyota and Supervalu, is to save lives and prevent injuries by ensuring that child car seats are correctly fitted.

Since 2013, over 22,000 child car seats and restraints have been examined at locations across the country.  

“Almost two out of five children killed are passengers and garda reports into collisions indicate that one in 10 children were not wearing a seatbelt or using a child restraint in 2014. More recent statistics have shown an increase in child passenger fatalities on the road. The reality is that if a child’s car seat isn’t fitted correctly, it could lead to a serious or fatal injury in the event of a collision,” said Aisling Leonard, Senior Road Safety Promotion Officer for the RSA.

Personnel from the Check it Fits campaign visited Supervalu, Kilmallock on Monday and are at Supervalu, Dublin Road, Limerick this Tuesday and will be at Supervalu, Castleconnell on Wednesday.

Members of the public can attend the free event between 10am and 5.30 each day. For more see www.checkitfits.ie.