A child’s car seat restraint technician will visit Dargaville on Thursday, December 6, to help promote safe holiday travelling for children, ensuring children are in a seat appropriate for their size and age.
The community is invited to attend The Warehouse car park between 10am and 1pm, and enter a draw for vouchers enabling the purchase of a new seat if required.
The visit is a project between Plunket New Zealand and Roadsafe Northland and is an opportunity for parents to have their car seats checked for free, and gain further education about transporting children safely.
“This is not about enforcement. It is to check safety and to support parents in their decision-making process — we don’t want children compromised in the event of an accident,” said car seat restraint technician, Lorna Baker.
“It is an opportunity for people to find out if their child is ready to go into the next sized seat,” she said.
It is law in New Zealand that all children under seven must be secured in an approved child restraint appropriate for their age and size. Children, the age of seven must be secured in an approved child restraint if one is available in the vehicle, and if not, in any child restraint or safety belt that is available.
Further information is available at nzta.govt.nz.