With technology proving a distraction for both drivers and pedestrians, the Department for Transport have released some provisional figures for 2015-16 that suggest an increase in the number of road deaths involving children and those seriously injured.
The reported figures are a reminder of the ongoing need for all of us to be aware of road safety.
Take a look below for further information for parents and carers as well as those working with children from road safety charity Brake and Child Accident Prevention Trust.
Child Car Seats
By 1 March 2017 new rules are being introduced across Europe that will change how backless booster seats (booster cushions) are made.
The new rules mean that manufacturers aren’t allowed to introduce new models of backless booster seats for children shorter than 125cm or weighing less than 22kg.
The change doesn’t affect existing models of seats or cushions and doesn’t mean that they are unsafe or illegal - though parents are still being encouraged to make sure they know the rules for using child car seats. Follow the link below to read the government guidelines.
Child Car Seats: the law on using a child car seat or booster seat