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Have your say on the updated Best Practice Child Restraint Guidelines

Australia’s National Best Practice Guidelines for Child Car Restraints are being updated.

The guidelines are a partnership between Kidsafe Australia and Neuroscience Research Australia, initially developed in 2013 in collaboration with key stakeholders from around the country. Australian research has demonstrated that inappropriate and incorrect restraint use among children in cars is widespread but that the greatest gains in reducing child mortality and morbidity in crashes can be made by targeting both correct and appropriate use of a child restraint, which will result in the optimal protection of children travelling in cars (Du et al., 2010).

The updated version (2019) of the guidelines public comment phase will commence on October 2nd and close on November 1st before being finalised for publication.

Are you passionate about child passenger safety? Have your say on the guidelines updates.

Comments can be submitted via:

A copy of the draft guidelines and submission form can be obtained from the NeuRA website or by contacting or Kidsafe WA on (08) 6244 4880.