Children

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Child Seat Safety

 

Every parent wants to keep their child safe, especially when they are in a vehicle. The law states children must use a car seat until they are 12 years old or 135 centimetres tall, whichever comes first.

 

Partners organise free child car seat safety checks at accessible venues across the county. Road Safety experts check that car seats are appropriate for the car, that they are fitted correctly and are appropriate for the age and weight of the child.

 

For more information on Child Car Seat Law and safety please click here.

 

Warwickshire Road Safety Code

 

The partnership encourages all to use the Warwickshire Road Safety Code to help pedestrians remain safe. There are five steps in the Warwickshire Road Safety Code:

 

  • THINK about roads and find the safest place to cross
  • STOP before the kerb and wait
  • LOOK and LISTEN carefully for traffic
  • THINK about what to do and wait until the traffic has stopped
  • CROSS SAFELY looking and listening all the time

 

The Warwickshire Road Safety Code is introduced to pre-school aged children through games, songs and story and revisited in all early years and primary sessions. Although children are introduced and taught the Road Safety Code from a young age, we ensure they know to only go out with a trusted adult. To find out more about the work we do in schools visit the Child and School Safety page.