There's alarming evidence about how safe children are in our cars.
A spot check by safety experts in the East Midlands found that more than a third of child seats weren't fitted properly or were incorrect.
Safety teams found the worrying evidence today while they worked on a campaign in Leicestershire to cut down on children being killed or seriously hurt. Chris Halpin reports.
Janet Dewsbury from Glenfield was given advice at the child seat safety clinic in Beaumont Leys today.
Her 1-year-old grand-daughter Eleanor was strapped in correctly, but she was given advice about safety head rests.
She says her main priority is always to keep Eleanor safe.
A series of child car seat clinics are being held across Leicestershire and Rutland this week to highlight the dangers of improperly fitted seats.
It's after previous sessions in the county found up to half of all vehicles spot checked had problems.
Today around 50 motorists were given free advice at Beaumont Leys Shopping centre, with three more events planned this week on:
- Tuesday 4th June, Asda Barkby Thorpe Lane, Thurmaston 10am-4pm
- Wednesday 5th June, Tesco, South Street Oakham, 9:30am-12:00
- Wednesday 5th June, Brooke Priory School, Oakham, 2.30pm-3.30pm
Claire Waterhouse has been holding advice sessions to motorists in Leicestershire today to help them use child car seats properly.
On a recent visit to Beaumont Leys nearly half of all drivers checked weren't correctly strapping their children in.
Claire says people shouldn't be afraid to get help.
Road safety experts say a recent spot check of child car seats in Leicestershire found problems in nearly half the vehicles they saw.
In October a check by the Leicestershire and Rutland Road Safety Partnership found seats were either not fitted correctly, or the wrong seats were being used.
Today experts offered advice to motorists at the Beaumont Leys Shopping Centre.
The number of vehicles not meeting the recommended standards fell to 38%.