Child Restraints

This page provides information on child restraints and links to further information.

Tips on Child Restraints

Always make sure your child is safely restrained when travelling in a vehicle. Here are some tips:

  • The law requires that children under the age of seven must be in an approved child restraint when travelling in a vehicle.
  • If your car seat has a tether strap you are required by law to use it.
  • Remember - the back seat is the safest place for your child.
  • It is strongly recommended for babies and toddlers to travel rear-facing until two years of age
  • Over time, car seats become worn and unsafe - regularly check the condition of your car seat.
  • All child restraints have an expiry date, make sure you check this before buying a seat.
  • A booster seat is recommended until your child reaches 148cm in height. 

Related Links

To find more information on child restraints, check out the following websites: