|New Child Car Restraint Laws
Does your child have the proper one?
NSW, VIC, NT, TAS and QLD have already moved over to the new child car restraints laws, and WA will implement the new legislation from October 2010 with ACT following on in March 2011.
The new legislation aims to prevent deaths of babies and small children in cars due to either being unrestrained or injured due to being in the wrong restraints.
As a rule of thumb the following applies to all children under the age of seven. However some provisions will be made for children who are too big or too small for their allocated age-appropriate restraint recommendation (see the indicative weight chart below to help you).
Unfortunately as with so many things, the child care restraints falls under State legislation rather than Federal so there is no one place to get your information. Best contact your local Roads and Traffic authority if you are in any doubt.
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