Keeping children safe





We partner with KidSafe NSW, QLD and VIC to help keep kids safer in cars

Child car seats: correct installation is essential

Young children are some of the most vulnerable people on our roads and making sure they have a safe car seat is one of the best ways to protect them. A correctly fitted child car seat can reduce the risk of injury in an accident by up to 70%. 

But fitting child car seats is not easy. We partner with Kidsafe to run annual car seat safety blitzes, and we find over 90% of the seats checked can need adjustments, and in some cases, total reinstallation. 

Book in for a seat check or fitting

Booster seats: when can your child graduate to an ‘adult’ back seat?

Your child might argue they’re big enough, there’s a safer way to be sure – the five-step test. If they pass all five steps, they’re safe to travel in the back of your car ­– in a regular ‘adult’ car seat.

Back-seat travel is safest for children aged under 12.

The five-step safety test

BACK – firmly against the seat back

KNEES – bend comfortably over front of seat

LAP BELT – sits low across hips, touching top of thighs

SASH BELT – sits across middle of the shoulder

TIME – can stay in this position for the whole trip

Front seat travel

Graduating to an ‘adult’ seat doesn’t mean your child is ready to ride shotgun. Children 12 years of age and under are safest in the back seat. 

Advice from the experts

Rear facing, buckling up, harnesses and accessories: see what our partners at Kidsafe and NeuRA recommend as the Top 10 steps for safer travel.

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