Road Safety Week Budget Direct

Wednesday

No distractions and keeping your child safe in the car

Keeping our kids safe while driving is an obvious priority and the first step is to understand how to use child restraints properly. Did you know car seats purchased overseas don’t meet strict Australian standards and shouldn’t be used? Or children under 7 should never sit in the front seat (unless all back seats are occupied by children even younger than them)?i

If you’d like to learn more about the correct use of child restraints, check out this Child Safety in the Car infographic, which covers all the bases!

How often do you use your mobile phone while driving? Alarmingly, 61% of drivers have admitted to using their mobile phone to either talk or text.ii Read more about CARRS-Q’s Advanced Driving Simulator which enables the study of human behaviour in different driving conditions, including distracted driving and mobile phone use.