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Car safety seats for children

Child safety seat checks

Car safety seats for children


Did you know?

An unrestrained child can be killed in an impact at speeds as low as 5mph.

In a collision at 30mph, an unrestrained child would hit the front seat - and anyone in it - with a force of between 30 and 60 times their own body weight.


Child restraints are expensive and you should choose with care. Never rush into a decision about buying the seat.

You should never buy a second-hand car seat due to the below reasons:

  •          The seat could have been involved in an accident.

  •          Important safety components may be missing.

  •          The seat may not fit correctly in your car.

  •          The manufacturers fitting instructions may be missing.



Free child car seat checks and advice

Therefore, Derbyshire County Council offer a free child car seat check and advice service. Events for summer 2023 are being held as follows:

  • Tuesday 4th July at Sainsbury’s, Matlock from 10:00 to 13:30.

  • Thursday 3rd August at Sainsbury’s, Swadlincote from 10:00 to 12:30 and 13:00 to 16:00.

  • Tuesday 15th August at ASDA, Long Eaton from 10:00 to 12:30 and 13:00 to 16:00.

  • Thursday 24th August at McArthur Glen, South Normanton from 10:00 to 16:00.

  • Wednesday 30th August at Peak Village, Rowsley from 10:00 to 13:30.


Further dates will be added as they are confirmed.



For further information regarding this please follow the below link:

Car safety seats for children - Derbyshire County Council