RSA bringing child car seat checking service to Donegal

THE RSA is bringing their face-to-face ‘Check it Fits’ child car seat checking service to Donegal next week. 

The service is coming to the county on 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th February 21, 22, 23 and 24.

Over half of child car seats (56%) checked by the Road Safety Authority’s Check it Fits service were incorrectly fitted and needed some type of adjustment to make them a safe fit.



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.

The RSA have found that almost a third of seats fitted incorrectly needed major adjustments. To help address this problem, the RSA Check it Fits service will be visiting County Donegal, to help parents and ensure car seats and restraints are correctly fitted.

Aisling Sloyan, Senior Road Safety Promotion Officer for the RSA commented, “While the RSA’s experience with its Check it Fits service shows that half of child car seats are fitted incorrectly, worryingly, it found that 30% of these needed a major adjustment to fix them.

“For example, the seat being excessively loose so as to make the fitting almost ineffective. 67% were minor adjustments, for example, the fitting being loose or a twisted seatbelt.

“Having a correctly fitted car seat is a simple measure parents, grandparents and guardians can take to ensure children are safe while travelling by car. I would encourage people to visit the Check it Fits service when it comes to County Donegal and give yourself the peace of mind that your children are travelling safely.”

The service takes between 10-15 minutes and runs from 10.00am – 5.30pm, it is free of charge and offers parents and guardians reassurance that their child is safe while travelling in the car. It is a walk-in service, no appointment needed.


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