Kids seat safety checks at three Moray venues

Team will be at three Moray branches of Tesco.
Team will be at three Moray branches of Tesco.

AN ANNUAL ROAD Safety drive will see officers from the north east divisional road policing unit joining colleagues from Moray and the Scottish in-car Child Safety initiative this month.

The Scotland-wide safety campaign will allow members of the public to take their vehicles along so that child seat belts can be tested.

Visitors to the roadshow will also be able to receive advice from experts – who will be able to point out some common errors made when fitting the vital equipment to their cars.

Inspector John Barron said: “Police Scotland is obviously more than happy to support this initiative.

“There can be no more precious a cargo carried in a vehicle than a baby or young child so it is absolutely vital that they are, at all times, properly restrained and secured.

“Hopefully this campaign will raise awareness of the dangers, educate parents and guardians of common seat fitting errors and allow for the seats to be checked by trained professionals. I would hope that the key messages behind this campaign will reduce the number of children injured in road crashes across the country.

“Please come along to the checks, have your child seats checked and any queries you might have answered.”

The roadshow will visit Tesco in Forres on Thursday, July 14 from 11am until 4pm before moving to the Keith Tesco on Friday, July 15 from 11am until 4pm. Another Moray date will be kept at Tesco in Buckie from 10am until 20m on Monday, July 18.