road safety

Types of car seats
Types of car seats (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Many different types of car restraints are available. Different types are suitable for use by babies and children up to 10 years of age. In Australia, car restraints are grouped into four distinct types, as well as combination types. Using a ... Read More »

The child car seat checklist
The child car seat checklist (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Which car seat does my child need? All children are required to be safely and correctly restrained in an appropriate car seat when travelling by car. By law, children up to the age of seven must be fastened in an ... Read More »

Choosing the right car seat
Choosing the right car seat (4 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5)

The right car seat to choose depends on your child’s age and size. It is important to buy the right type of child restraint, as Australian laws not only state that children up to seven years of age must travel ... Read More »

Laws governing car seats in Australia
Laws governing car seats in Australia (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Using a safe car seat is not just a responsible thing for parents and other adults to do when they travel in a car with children, it has many safety benefits and is a legal requirement in all Australian states ... Read More »

Installing a car seat correctly
Installing a car seat correctly (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Once you have chosen the right type of car seat for your baby or child, you’ll need to put aside time to install it correctly in your car, and secure your child safely in it every time you drive. It is ... Read More »

Driving safely with children
Driving safely with children (5 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Kids are unpredictable, which means driving safely with children can be challenging, and requires preparation. It’s impossible to predict when a child will do something that distracts you while you’re driving. And unlike a ringing phone, you can’t just ignore ... Read More »

Why children struggle to cross busy streets safely
Why children struggle to cross busy streets safely (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New research shows perceptual judgment, motor skills not fully developed until age 14. For adults, crossing the street by foot seems easy. You take stock of the traffic and calculate the time it will take to get from one side ... Read More »

1 in 3 Teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder Receives Driver’s License
1 in 3 Teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder Receives Driver’s License (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new study from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) finds 1 in 3 adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) acquires an intermediate driver’s license, and the majority does so in their 17th year. The vast majority of teens with ASD who receive ... Read More »

L-platers needed for driving behaviour research
L-platers needed for driving behaviour research (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A USC academic is conducting research to better understand how driving behaviours change when young motorists progress from having L-plates to P-plates. Senior Research Fellow Dr Bridie Scott-Parker said while learner drivers were involved in relatively few incidents on the ... Read More »

Parental policing: what are mums and dads doing to encourage safe driving?
Parental policing: what are mums and dads doing to encourage safe driving? (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Parents are vital in encouraging their children to obey the road rules and young drivers are keen to show their parents they can be trusted behind the wheel, according to results of a QUT road safety study. Dr Alexia Lennon, from QUT’s Centre ... Read More »

 
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