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:
- Post: CRS Guidelines, Neuroscience Research Australia, PO Box 1165, Randwick NSW 2031
- Email: NationalGuidelines@neura.edu.au
- Online survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CCRguidelines