Free child seat safety checks

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Up to 90% of child seats are fitted incorrectly*. That's why Transurban has teamed up with Kidsafe to offer free child car seat fittings and safety checks.

Free child seat safety checks.

A recent safety blitz by Kidsafe and Transurban found up to 90% of car seats were fitted incorrectly.*

 

That's why Transurban has teamed up with Kidsafe to offer free child car seat checks for parents and carers in Brisbane. 

 

Places are limited, so book your spot today to get your child car seats checked by a professional at transurban.com/kidsafeQLD.

 

Young children are some of the most vulnerable people on our roads and making sure they have a safe car seat is one of the best ways to protect them.

 

But car seats can be tricky to install and new data from Transurban sheds light on some of the common mistakes that parents and carers are making.

 

Transurban recently partnered with Kidsafe for a car seat safety blitz, carrying out free safety checks on over 620 child car seats across Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney during National Road Safety Week in May. 

 

Up to 90% of the seats checked during the safety blitz needed adjustments – or in some cases, total reinstallation, giving hundreds of parents and carers peace of mind next time they hit the road.

 

A correctly fitted child car seat can significantly reduce the risk of injury in an accident by up to 70%** – so it’s important to make sure car seats are professionally checked to keep your most precious cargo safe on the road.

 

Common errors that needed fixing were:

  • Loose or twisted seatbelts. 
  • Rear-facing seats at incorrect angles or reclines. 
  • Seatbelts or ISOFIX-compatible connectors not connected properly.
  • Incorrect harness heights.
  • Tether straps twisted or not fastened correctly to an anchor point.

Transurban is reminding parents and carers that it’s best to get your seat fitted by a professional – not just the first time it’s installed, but every time your child progresses from one seat to the next.

 

*Data collected in a sample size of 620 car seats across the Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne metro area by Transurban and Kidsafe during National Road Safety Week (May 2022)
**Neura, www.neura.edu.au/news/safely-packed-kids/ (Dec 2017).

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