How safe is your child seat?

Correctly fitted and properly adjusted child restraints provide protection for your children. New child restraint regulations became effective in November 2009 that require children aged up to 7 years to be seated in approved child restraints.


The rear seat is much safer for child restraints than the front seat, with or without an airbag. It is safer not to use child restraints in the front passenger seat.

Choose the right child restraint

Children need different restraints as they grow. The restraint must match the age, size and weight of your child. It must be correctly installed in your car and the straps must be adjusted so that your child is held in snugly.

Installing and using child safety restraints:

If the inbuilt harness is loose or the restraint is not attached securely to the vehicle, it will not protect your child properly in a crash.


Child Restraint Evaluation Program (CREP)

The latest Child Restraint Evaluation Program (CREP) test results demonstrate that not all child restraints are created equal.

Restraints are tested in three categories; Rearward-facing restraints for babies, Forward-facing restraints for young children and Booster seats for older children. The restraints were rated according to how well they protect your child in a crash and how easy they are to use.

View the latest Child Restraint Evaluation Program (CREP) test results here

Choose the category to see the CERP results: