Child restraints

Introduction

When travelling in a vehicle a child must be properly restrained to reduce the chance of serious injury or death if involved in a car crash.

A child restraint will protect your child from being ejected from the vehicle. It will also move the force of a crash to the strongest parts of a child's body.

All children under seven must be secured in an approved child restraint or booster seat when travelling in a car or vehicle in the Northern Territory.

You must also properly install a child restraint.

If you don't make sure your child is properly restrained you could face penalties.

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Last updated: 16 March 2015

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