New research from Britax reveals a staggering four out five British parents are unaware of the in-car safety legislations for children. Of the 1,000 parents surveyed, only 20% knew that children must use a car seat or a booster cushion until the age of 12 or when they reach 1.35 metres tall.
It’s also worrying that the average UK parent switches from a car seat to a booster cushion when their child is only six, meaning the child is no longer receiving any side impact protection. With new research by Loughborough University suggesting that one out of four car accidents are side collisions, which account for 20% of all child car crash fatalities, this highlights a massive need for parental education lead by car seat manufacturers.
It is shocking to see how many parents didn’t know these vital safety facts so with this in mind Britax have launched a great new interactive safety quiz tool on their Facebook page â€˜Baby on Board: Keeping our Children Safe. This quiz has been created specifically to educate both parents and older children on why car seat safety is so important as well as it being a fun activity to do together. www.facebook.com/babyonboardUK