Car and Road Safety

In Australia, Transport injuries are the most common cause of child injury death and second most common cause of injury related hospital admission for children aged 0 to 14 years. The good news is that you can reduce the risk of road trauma for children. The Kidsafe resources below have been developed to help guide parents, carers and professionals in all areas of road safety including driveway safety, car safety, child car restraints (car seats), fitting child restraints, dangers of hot cars, pedestrian safety, small wheeled devices (scooters, skateboards, etc.), and bike safety.

Car and Road Safety Resources

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A Parent’s Guide to Kidsafe Roads.

This guide contains information relating to driveway safety, car safety tips, fitting children's car seats and restraints, the danger to children and infants in hot cars, and a car safety checklist.

Pedestrian safety, small wheel devices and bicycle safety are also coverd.

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Child Restraint Guidelines

This resource has been designed to explain to parents and carers the requirements for transporting children safely both according to the law and best practice.

The types of car seats (child car restraints) are discussed and the transitions that children will make as they grow.

The Child Restraint Guidelines also includes the ‘5 Step Test’ to use when checking to see whether a child is ready to move out of their booster seat and sit on the back seat.

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National Child Restraint Guidelines

These national best practice guidelines on child restraints have been developed with NeuRA.

This resource is a guide for parents, carers and road safety practitioners and provides further evidence and information greater than the DL brochure.

It includes the Top 10 ways to keep children as safe as possible while travelling in motor vehicles.

This is a comprehensive guide that includes the child restraint recommendation with the reasons why these are important.

Elmo Stays Safe Road Safety Campaign and App

For further information, contact your state or territory office here

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