RSA: As many as four out of five child car seats are fitted incorrectly

By Aura McMenamin

The Road Safety Authority have again highlighted the importance of fitting child car seats correctly.

The RSA said as many as four out of five child car seats are fitted incorrectly, which can lead to fatal consequences if a collision occurs.

Parents should ensure that the seat belt is fitted correctly over their child’s shoulder and does not cross over the armrest.

Rear-facing child car seats must not be used in passenger seats protected by an active frontal airbag.

A child could have serious injuries if an airbag deploys in front of them in the event of a collision, according to the RSA.

Road Safety Authority data from 1996 to 2012 shows a third of children who died in road collisions were not wearing seatbelts or had no child restraints.

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Children were most at risk from May to August, between rush hour times of 4pm and 6pm, according to data from this period.

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