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Steel shooter to champion child safety - August 11, 2021

Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel shooter George Fisher is joining forces with Road Safety Southland to champion the correct use of child restraints.

In partnership with Police and Plunket, Fisher will be at Aoga Preschool in Clifton on Thursday, 12 August, at 8.30am to host a checkpoint for parents and caregivers.

Road Safety Southland road user safety advisor Maureen Deuchrass said the correct use of child restraints was a key focus for the organisation.

“It’s frightening to read the statistics. In New Zealand, a staggering 85 percent of child restraints are incorrectly used,” she said.

“Error rates could be expired seats, loose or twisted harnesses, the child too big for the restraint – there are many things which can impact the effectiveness of this most important equipment.

“Ultimately we want to educate parents around child restraints. If parents know better, they will do better. This checkpoint is designed to support parents as we all aim to keep our tamariki safe.”

Restraints can be installed or checked at Plunket on Kelvin Street in Invercargill every Wednesday between 9.30am and 1.30pm.


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