MOTORISTS can check that child car seats are fitted correctly at a nationwide scheme safety scheme being held in the region.

Durham County Council’s Road Safety team is running the clinics as part of the Good Egg campaign.

The project aims to ensure that babies and children are correctly restrained while travelling in the car by showing people how to correctly fit child safety seats.

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Alan Kennedy, road safety manager at the council, said: “The Good Egg Campaign is a brilliant initiative.

“It provides a wealth of vital information about choosing the right seat for your child and these free seat checking clinics ensure that seats are correctly fitted.

“Even if you believe your child car seats are correctly fitted it’s still worth going along to the sessions and getting them checked out by an expert just to make sure.”

Members of the council’s road safety team will be joined by an expert in child car seats for the sessions.

The clinics all take place between 10am and 3pm and they are held at supermarkets round the region during February.

They are at Asda, Spennymoor, on Monday 4; Asda, Stanley, on Tuesday, 5; Asda, Seaham, on Thursday, 7; Asda, Peterlee, on Friday, 8; and Tesco, Bishop Auckland, on Saturday, 9.

Anyone interested can find out more at the campaign website