Kiddikins Nursery kids learn about car safety

MESSAGE: Hartlepool Borough Council road safety officer Paul Watson, road safety assistant Kath Heron and children from Kiddikins' Nursery with the model car

MESSAGE: Hartlepool Borough Council road safety officer Paul Watson, road safety assistant Kath Heron and children from Kiddikins' Nursery with the model car

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PARENTS and children have been learning some important lessons about in-car safety.

Staff from Hartlepool Borough Council’s road safety team visited Kiddikins Nursery at Hindpool Children’s Centre on Central Estate to mark Child Safety Week, an annual campaign run by the Child Accident Prevention Trust which this year is taking place from June 24-30.

Team members stressed the importance of always wearing a seatbelt or using a properly fitted child seat when travelling by car, and they took along a special piece of equipment to get across their message.

Using a model car on a track, they showed what happens to an unrestrained person when a car brakes suddenly or is in a collision. Staff from the road safety team also visited Rossmere Children’s Centre and Rift House Children’s Centre during the week.

Road safety officer Paul Watson said: “We want people to be aware of the potential consequences of not wearing a seatbelt or failing to use a properly-fitted child car seat.”