Kidsafe Australia with the support of NRMA Insurance and SGIO have developed the ‘Make Passenger Safety a Priority’ animation to reduce the risk of injury to children whilst travelling in your car. In Australia, transport related injuries are the leading cause of death and the second most common cause of hospitalisation for children aged zero to 14 years. Fortunately, there are simple things you can do to make it safer for your children whilst travelling on the road.
New legislative changes in South Australia in 2010 require all children to be restrained in cars up to the age of at least 7 years (many kids will remain in a car seat or booster seat until they are 8-10 years old). Seat Me Safely helps guide parents and carers through easy-to-follow information on the correct selection and use of child car restraints for your child. Click on the koala to visit the interactive "Seat Me Safely" site.
The National Guidelines for the Safe Restraint of Children Travelling in Motor Vehicles have been developed by Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) and Kidsafe - The Child Accident Prevention Foundation of Australia. The National Guidelines provide best practice recommendations that have been approved by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).
NeuRA and Kidsafe want to see all children as safe as they can be when travelling in cars. Ensuring that parents receive straightforward, consistent advice from all sources on how to keep children safe in cars is an important step in making this happen.
For more information on these best practice guidelines click here
For further information about child car restraints, please contact Kidsafe SA on (08) 8161 6318.
Restraint fitting services are provided by various organisations to assist parents and carers to install and use approved restraints correctly. Approved rearward facing child restraints, such as baby capsules, can be hired through various private organisations.
There may be a charge for restraint fitting services and you will need to call the provider to make a booking.
The following organisations will also be able to help you:
|Red Cross Baby Seats
Advice, buying, hiring and fitting
125 Henley Beach Road, Mile End SA 5031
Ph: (08) 8443 9700
|RAA Child Safety Centre
Advice, buying and fitting
101 Richmond Road, Mile End SA 5031
Ph: (08) 8202 4592
|Hire for Baby
Advice, hiring and fitting
Various locations across metropolitan and regional South Australia
Ph: 1300 363 755
|Department of Planning Transport and Infrastructure
Information on current child restraint laws