Child car seats: Height more important than age, New Zealand

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Children in their first two years of primary school will be legally required to be restrained in car seats, but experts say it’s height that matters.

If children were restrained until they were 148cm tall, it is estimated five lives a year could be saved and 304 injuries prevented.

The law change, due next year, would make it mandatory for child car restraints to be used until a child is 7-years-old – adding two years to existing child restraint rules and bringing New Zealand into line with other countries.

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