CHESHIRE MPs are being urged to do more to protect pregnant mothers and their unborn children when in the car.

Child safety manufacturer Clippasafe is lobbying the Government to introduce tighter laws following the release of the latest figures showing 53 children killed or seriously injured on Cheshire’s roads in 2007.

“That number is worrying,” said Roger Cheetham, managing director of Clippasafe. “What’s even more concerning is the fact that the figures don’t include the number of unborn babies being killed as a result of road accidents, so in reality the number could be even higher.

“We’ve identified an alarming trend of pregnant women deciding to take a risk and not wear their seatbelts, as conventional belts can start to feel uncomfortable as their bump gets bigger.

“It’s not only illegal, but it’s also incredibly dangerous and we need the MPs for Cheshire to help us stop lives being lost unnecessarily.”

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