Road Safety

The latest National Guidelines for the Safe Restraint of Children Travelling in Motor Vehicles developed under the auspices of Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) and Kidsafe with best practice recommendations approved by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) have been released! 

NeuRA and Kidsafe
 want to see all children as safe as they can be when travelling in cars. Ensuring that parents receive straightforward, consistent advice from all sources on how to keep children safe in cars is an important step in making this happen. 

For a full copy of the guidelines click here or go to:

Northern Territory Child Car Restraint Legislation Announcement

As of 1st February 2013 the Northern Territory Government announced new laws for children travelling in vehicles. These new laws require all children in the under seven years of age to be secured in an approved child restraint or booster seat when travelling in a vehicle. The new laws are based on the Australian Road Rules and are designed to ensure that children are better protected when travelling in cars and other vehicles. 

For further information go to Department of Infastructure, Planning and Logistics website .

If you have any questions relating to the new laws or to arrange for a child car restraint fitting, conversion, check, hire or purchase please contact us on (08) 8941 8234.

The Road Safety section looks at programs and information around how to keep children safe in the car and on the road. Transport related injuries to children are one of the leading causes of hospital admission. In addition to providing road safety information Kidsafe NT also conducts child car restraint fitting, checking, hiring and advice services. 

Child Car Restraints

For information on the new legislation for the NT introduced 1st February 2013  see our Child Car Restraint Fact Sheet 

Road Safety Partnership
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our Road Safety Partner MACC (NT Motor Accidents Compensation Commission). MACC's three-year partnership which commenced on 1 January 2016 is helping us to ensure Territory babies, toddlers and young children are safely and correctly restrained in vehicles. Visit MACC's website by clicking here.