The St Helena Police Directorate will provide children’s car seats to families on St Helena as a result of a study that was carried out during road safety campaigns on the Islands Road.
The Study found that some Children were vulnerable during car Journeys especially when children were travelling in laps of passengers or not securely fastened inside of vehicles.
Seats will be given free of charge to families that earn an income less than twenty five thousand pounds. Families who don’t qualify for free car seats will pay the full price that will range from forty two to sixty five pounds. The process to claim a free car seat requires the applicant to complete an application form that can be obtained from Ogborn house, Island Crèches and Primary schools which will be available on April 01 2016.
Chief of Police Trevor Botting commented that he urges all families requiring a seat to submit applications at the earliest as seats will be issued on the 9th April 2016.
Trevor also said that he want to continue along with his dedicated team to work with the St Helena community to make the roads on St Helena safer and he hopes that this initiative plays a real role in helping to achieve that. “Together we can make a difference”