Using a car seat correctly can save your child's life

Using a car seat correctly can save your child's life

Many road users do not understand the importance of strapping children securely into car seats, even of travelling for a short trip.

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Steve Bhengu

That is the view of KwaZulu-Natal Emergency Medical Services' spokesperson, Robert Mckenzie.

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Mckenzie says children who are not properly strapped into an age and weight-appropriate car seat can sustain serious and even fatal injuries.

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He says securing a child properly should become routine for everyone, whether they use a private vehicle or public transport.

It is currently Child Passenger Safety Week.

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