Council Campaigns to check Child Restraints

Parents are urged to think safety first in an educational campaign designed to raise awareness of the proper use of child restraints in cars.
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council is spreading the message, as studies show that incorrectly-used child restraints can put children at greater risk in the event of a crash.
There are several national laws centred around child restraints. These laws differ depending on the age of the child, but all children under seven years of age must be restrained in a suitable and approved child restraint or booster seat when travelling in a car. Parents and carers are reminded to use the appropriate child restraint for their child's age, and to ensure it is correctly fitted.
The council's campaign stresses the role of child restraints in reducing the risk of serious injury or death if they are involved in a crash, said its road safety officer, Nick Gainsford.