Changes to child restraint laws

October 2013
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From 1 November 2013 the mandatory use of child restraints in vehicles will be extended –  requiring all children to be correctly secured in an approved child restraint (booster seat) until at least their seventh birthday.

These changes will help reduce preventable deaths and serious injuries to children traveling in vehicles and as a driver it is your responsibility to ensure any child traveling in your vehicle is correctly secured.

Adult safety belts are designed to protect adults not children. For most children it is safest to use a child restraint until they are at least 148 cm tall.

For more information about the new restraint law visit www.safekids.org.nz  or http://www.nzta.govt.nz/traffic/students-parents/child-restraints