Manly Australia
Manly & Northern Beaches, Sydney Australia - Friday, 23 April - 9:37pm
Join us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter

News

Best Practice Guidelines for the Safe Restraint of Children Travelling in Motor Vehicles

By Kidsafe NSW
Posted: 9 Apr 2021
When planning any journey with children, use a motor vehicle which allows each child to be in the appropriate restraint for their size.#ChildRestraintGuidelines #Top10stepsforsafertravel #KidsafeAustralia
The National Guidelines for the Safe Restraint of Children Travelling in Motor Vehicles has been updated by Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) and Kidsafe Australia.

The updated National Guidelines provide best practice recommendations that have been approved by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and were released on 30 March 2021.

NeuRA and Kidsafe Australia want to see all children as safe as they can be when travelling in cars. Ensuring parents receive straightforward, consistent advice on how to keep children safe in cars is an important step in making this happen.

For a full copy of the guidelines, please click on the link: The National Child Restraint Guidelines.

Key Changes include the following recommendations:

  • Children should use their child restraint or booster seat when travelling in rideshare (e.g. Uber) and rental cars, as well as taxis
  • Strengthened guidance on using the 5 step test to decide when to transition from a booster seat to adult seat belt, and removal of height as a guide
  • When possible, children should sit in an upright seating posture so the restraint can work optimally
  • Children aged 4-8 should use an add-on booster seat in preference to an integrated booster, but children 9 and older can safely use an integrated booster seat if their car has a side curtain airbag where they are sitting
  • Parents of low birthweight babies should use an infant restraint designed for low birthweight infants until they can get good harness fit in a ‘standard’ child restraint.

The Guidelines also include information on the current legal requirements for child car seat use in Australia, and how best practice exceeds these minimum requirements.

Watch this animation of the 5-step test!

Download the Top Ten Tips for Safer Travel

 
Back To Sport Back To Sport Back To Sport Back To Sport

Recent News

Fans Delight at Successful Pro Surf Event Return to North Narrabeen
Fans Delight at Successful Pro Surf Event Return to North Narrabeen
Professional surfing had a triumphant comeback to the Northern Beaches...
Music and dance enriches Seaweed Arboretum exhibition
Music and dance enriches Seaweed Arboretum exhibition
Manly Art Gallery & Museum’s Seaweed Arboretum exhibition is in full swing,...
2021 Community Building Partnership Program Now Open
2021 Community Building Partnership Program Now Open
Stuart Ayres MP, Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney...
Save Time, Do It Online - Free VPIT Training Available
Save Time, Do It Online - Free VPIT Training Available
Local Land Services (LLS) has urged landholders to make the most of it...
North Narrabeen Welcomes Top Surfers Back to Spiritual Home for Surf Classic
North Narrabeen Welcomes Top Surfers Back to Spiritual Home for Surf Classic
The world’s best professional surfers will descend on North Narrabeen...

What's New

Captain Cook Electrical
Captain Cook Electrical
Captain Cook Electrical
Safe, Effective and Gentle
Safe, Effective and Gentle
Massey Family Chiropractic
Great Location, Great Service!
Great Location, Great Service!
Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific

Have You Visited

Announcement
Great Location, Great Service!The Hotel features 213 guest rooms, most with uninterrupted views from the Manly district to Manly Beach and beyond.View Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific »
+ Contact · Add Your Event · Add Media Release · Add Your Business · Privacy · Site Map · Website © 2001-2021 Stralia Web