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Child restraints (Factsheet 7)

Published: | Category: Road user safety , Factsheets | Audience: Motorists

This factsheet is a general overview of what information parents and care givers need to know when children travel in a vehicle. This includes what the legal requirements are for restraining children in a vehicle, as well as what information you need to know when renting or purchasing (new and used) child restraints, and the fitting of child restraints into a vehicle.

Important

The child restraint laws changed on 1 November 2013. The factsheet below has been updated to reflect those changes.

You can also view information on child restraints in our safety section

Publication details

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  • Published: November 2013
  • Also known as: Factsheet 7