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80% put child's life at risk 'with poorly fitted car seat'

Eight out of every 10 parents are putting the life of their young child at risk by failing to fit car seats properly, according to an investigation by Good Morning Britain. An unrestrained child could be killed in an impact at speeds as low as 5mph.

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One quarter of parents 'unsure how to fit car seat'

One in every four parents quizzed by Good Morning Britain and OnePoll on how to fit their child's car seat admitted they were unsure how to set it up properly.

The poll also found:

  • One in six (15.2%) parents aren't confident their child would be safe in an accident because of the way they fit their car seat.
  • One in five parents (19.1%) have discovered they'd fitted their car incorrectly after a journey.

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