Motor vehicle crashes are a major cause of unintentional death and injury, which is why it is important that we all take measures to ensure everyone is travelling as safely as possible.
We have information including fact sheets, videos, and even a free child car restraint checking program (Safe Seats Safe Kids) to help you keep your kids safe on the roads.
Kids are always eager to be able to sit in the front seat of the car, but when is it actually safe for them to do so?
Research shows that injury risk to children aged 12 and under is nearly double in the front seat compared to the back seat, irrespective of restraint type. It’s important to remember that the ‘front seat is not a treat’ – we recommend that all children under the age of 12 sit in the back row of seats where possible.
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To register your interest in the program, or to search and book a free child car restraint fitting or safety check event in your local area visit the Safe Seats Safe Kids website.
For more information about the program click here
*An email address is required to register for ‘Safe Seats, Safe Kids’ free car restraint checking days. Your email address will only be used to send you details of checking day events- it will not be used for any other purpose unless you choose to be added to Kidsafe Victoria’s mailing list.