New car seat law for kids

New car seat law for kids

Jane is thrilled that strapping your young children into a car seat when travelling will soon become law.


As of the beginning of next month, parents travelling with their toddlers will be obliged, by law, to strap them into a car seat.

The law applies to all children under three years old. 

Arrive Alive Research Data and Statistics shows that child safety car seats that are correctly installed and used for children aged 0-4 years can reduce the risk of death for infants by 70% and by 47-54% for children aged 1-4 years.

I am so over seeing larney cars swanning around with precious kids rattling around on the backseat or - even worse - sitting in the front on a parent’s lap. 

You don't have to be a brain surgeon to understand how incredibly detrimental this selfish behaviour is.

A mate’s dad, who is a paediatrician, used to drive around with laminated pictures of what a child that has gone through a windscreen looks like. He would drive next to the car and show these images to anyone who was driving without their kids strapped in. 

I think these irresponsible and arrogant 'parents' should be locked away-for good. 

I have more than a handful of friends who can't fall pregnant and would give their eye teeth to fend and care for a little person. 

Wake up and click your gift in tight.

(Additional reporting by News24) 


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