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Drivers reminded to fit child seats or face fines

Thu, 29 Mar 2012


Motorists are being reminded of the law on car seats for young passengers.

With the Easter school holidays just around the corner, the Department of Infrastructure says children under the age of 12, or those less than 4 foot 5 in height should use a car seat.

Car seatbelts are designed for adults, and don't provide effective protection for children when used without an appropriate child restraint.

Drivers are also reminded that they are legally responsible for making sure those under 14 are wearing a seatbelt.

Director of Highways Richard Pearson explains that those who don't follow the law could end up with a fine [play clip]

 

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