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Car safety restraints

car; seat; safe; safety; capsule; booster; baby; restraint; airbag; passenger; seatbelt; harness; back; belt; ;

When travelling in a motor vehicle in South Australia, all children and adults must be restrained in a suitable approved restraint that is the right one for their age and is properly adjusted and fastened.

The law is specific about what type of restraint is to be used at different ages and where children must be seated in a vehicle. The aim of these laws is to reduce the risk of injury caused by restraints that are unsuitable for a child's size.

To find out what restraints are needed for children of different ages have a look at:

'My licence - South Australian Government'

The laws in South Australia are consistent with the National Car Restraint Guidelines for Australia  - outlined in this brochure on the Kidsafe website. http://kidsafe.com.au/ 

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The information on this site should not be used as an alternative to professional care. If you have a particular problem, see a doctor, or ring the Parent Helpline on 1300 364 100 (local call cost from anywhere in South Australia).

This topic may use 'he' and 'she' in turn - please change to suit your child's sex.

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