Click does trick for Victoria


Four-year-old Victoria Booth, and parents Sam and Sarah, were one of the lucky recipients of a new car seat at the Wairarapa Road Safety Council car seat blitz last Saturday. Co-ordinator Kerry Hefferen said around 40 cars, with up to 60 car seats and booster seats between them, were checked in the UCOL car park to ensure the seats were fitted correctly. "The most common thing we saw wrong was a vehicle not having an anchor point, a bolt. Some of the other things were babies forward facing when they needing to be rear facing and out of date restraints." Ms Hefferen said the team fitted 17 restraint bolts, and gave 13 others vouchers to have bolts fitted in the next fortnight. Wairarapa Road Safety Council will be repeating the exercise next year, and Ms Hefferen said if parents were unsure if the car seat was fitted correctly to contact the Road Safety Council or Plunket.

- WAIRARAPA TIMES-AGE

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