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Child Restraints and Seatbelts

Child Restraints

We provide our community free child car restraint checking days throughout the year where an authorised fitters can instal and check child restraints, harnesses and boosters seats. 

This service is for residents in the Georges River Local Government area only and there may be a small cost if the fitter is required to use a special parts to fit the seat. 

For bookings and all enquiries, please contact Council's Road Safety Officer on 9330 6170. Bookings are essential.

Seatbelts

In NSW since 1972, the law requires drives and passengers of motor vehicles to wear a seatbelt. Each year these is an average of 30 drivers and passengers killed and 220 injured because a seat belt was not worn. 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 seatbelt 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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