‘Belt-up’ reminder for Buxton parents

BUXTON parents are being reminded to make sure their children are belted up as part of a countywide drive by police.

Officers from the Buxton Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team (SNT) will be visiting schools across the area to remind parents about the issue as youngsters start the new autumn term.

They will be giving advice to parents and handing out special leaflets on correct child safety seats and restraints.

The reminder was initially sent out in July, after figures revealed that more youngsters were injured in collisions during the summer months, both when travelling in vehicles and also as pedestrians.

However, officers in Buxton want to keep up the campaign as the darker nights draw in.

When in the car, children younger than 12 (or under 135cm tall) should use a seat belt together with a baby seat, car seat or booster cushion.

Youngsters over this age or height may use a belt without an additional seat.

For more information on the laws, visit www.direct.gov.uk.