Sadly, many children are seriously injured in car accidents every year.
In many cases their injuries could have been prevented had they been secured in age-appropriate child restraints.
When buying a child restraint, always refer to the laws for guidance on which one to buy.
The laws, which came into effect in 2010 and can be viewed on the RMS (ex-RTA) website, mean children aged four years to seven years must be secured in a forward-facing child restraint or booster seat, and children younger than four years cannot travel in the front seat of a vehicle with two or more rows.
All child restraints sold in Australia must meet the Australian/New Zealand Standard.