ABOUT 25 families took the opportunity to undergo a free child car seat safety check at Dubbo at the weekend. Dubbo City Council's road safety officer Jayne Bleechmore said with statistics showing two in three car seats were not being used properly, undergoing a car seat safety check was a potentially life-saving move. "This is particularly the case with school holidays coming up and a lot of people expected to be travelling with children on the road," Ms Bleechmore said. The child car seat safety checkpoint, which was set up at the Dubbo City Council car park, was an initiative of Dubbo City Council and Roads and Maritime Services (RMS). "It was especially great to see the grandmas coming along," Ms Bleechmore said. "One in particular said she might only see her grandchild once a week but she was determined to make sure her car was safe in case she unexpectedly had to pick the child up from preschool, for instance," she said. "Neil Sturrock from Autobarn did a fantastic job - if some seats needed some sort of buckle or mechanism they were adjusting and sorting all of that out. "You can pay $35 and upwards for a child car seat safety check so why wouldn't you take advantage of this where you can have it done for free?" A wide variety of seats, including baby capsules, were brought in to be checked, Ms Bleechmore said. "In fact, one lady who turned up was about to pick up a brand new baby from the maternity ward in Dubbo to drive to Lightning Ridge," she said. "The guys were able to completely install a new baby capsule for her." Ms Bleechmore said it was expected a similar event would be held in six months' time.