Does my 7 year old need a car seat in NSW?

Does my 7 year old need a car seat in NSW?

Does my 7 year old need a car seat in NSW?

Suitable child car restraint Children aged between 6 months and 4 years must use either a rear-facing child car seat or a forward-facing child car seat with an inbuilt harness. Children aged between 4 and 7 years must use a forward‑facing child car seat with an inbuilt harness or an approved booster seat.

Do car seats become outdated?

Yes, car seats typically expire after six years from the date of manufacture. A sticker that provides the serial number includes manufacture and expiration dates.

When can a child stop using a booster seat in Australia?

To be safest in a crash, your child needs to be in a booster seat until they are at least 145 cm tall and can pass the five-step safety test (see below). On average, Australian children will not reach a height of 145 cm until about 11 years of age.

What is the number one safest car seat?

The Graco Extend2Fit earned the best score in our analysis of crash test results. The Graco had one of the best-combined head and chest sensor results, indicating an additional margin of protection over the competition. This convertible seat has excellent results for LATCH installation.

Does an 8 year old need a car seat?

Children must normally use a child car seat until they’re 12 years old or 135 centimetres tall, whichever comes first. Children over 12 or more than 135cm tall must wear a seat belt. You can choose a child car seat based on your child’s height or weight.

Can my 8 year old sit in the front seat NSW?

The National Child Restraint Guidelines recommend children 12 years of age and under are safest in the rear seat, regardless of the type of restraint they are using.”

Do car seats expire Australia?

In the long term, modern child restraints and boosters in Australia typically have an expiration date — usually ten years after manufacture. While this isn’t enforced by law, it’s recommended you replace seats after they expire due to the risk of failure increasing as the materials in the seat degrade over time.