Child Restraints and Seatbelts

Child Restraints

Georges River Council run FREE child car restraint checking days throughout the year with an RMS authorised fitters at these days, these checking days are run in partnership with RMS. This day allows you to have child restraints, harnesses and boosters seats checked for safety and also have them fitted if need be.

On the day of restraint checking day, if parts are supplied by the fitter there may be a small cost to you.

This service is for residents in the Georges River Local Government Area only.
 
For Bookings and all enquiries, please contact the Road Safety Officer on 9330 6490

Bookings Are Essential.
 

Seatbelts

It has been law to wear a seatbelt in New South Wales nce 1971. Each year on average there are about 30 drivers and passengers killed and 220 injured who were not wearing seatbelts available to them. These deaths and injuries could have been prevented if seatbelts had been worn.

All occupants of a motor vehicle by law in Australia must be wearing a seatbelt whilst in a motor vehicle while in motion or stationary but not while the motor vehicle is parked.

It is up to the driver to ensure all passengers are wearing a seatbelts whilst in the motor vehicle. As well as all passengers must be occupying a seat with a dedicated seatbelt.

Seatbelts play an important part in safety within a motor vehicle as they:

  • Spread the force of the impact over the stronger part of your body (if in an accident).
  • Prevent the collision with the interior part of the vehicle.
  • Stop the passenger from being ejected from the vehicle.
  • Seatbelts work with airbags to protect the occupants of vehicle
  • Decreases the time of an occupant moving forward on impact.
For more information please visit The Centre for Road Safety.

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