Peppa Pig forced to wear a seatbelt

TV fave to belt up after complaints from parents

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Peppa Pig is to wear a seat belt in future episodes, after parents complained over worries their children might want to copy her by not wearing one themselves.

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In some episodes of the popular toddler series, star of the show, Peppa, and her brother, George, are seen sitting in the back of a car without belts. Animation company Astley Baker Davies has said they will re-animate the first series to reflect the change, introducing car seats and belts to the old scenes.

“We were very naïve when we started making Peppa,” said her co-founder Mark Baker. “If we could turn the clock back, we would, as everything Peppa does reflects a child’s real world.”

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Despite the car seat changes, it has not yet been decided if Peppa will wear a helmet when she rides her bike, even though she does don a life jacket when she travels on a boat.

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