Last week we had a speaker from the RACV to talk to us about Staying safe on the road.
She told us about seat belt safety laws in Victoria:-
Seat belts & child restraints
A summary of the key road rules for wearing seat belts and child restraints.
Everyone travelling in a motor vehicle must be wearing a child restraint, booster seat or seat belt that is properly adjusted and fastened.
The type of restraint to use depends on the person’s age and size:
- Children from birth to 4 years must travel in either a rear facing or forward facing child restraint. The type will depend on their age and size.
- Children aged 4 years to under 7 years must travel in either a forward facing child restraint with an inbuilt harness, or a booster seat.
- Children aged 7 years to under 16 years must travel in either a booster seat or a seat belt.
- People 16 years and over must travel in an adult seat belt
- Children under 145cm must travel in the backseat of the car.
Drivers are responsible for making sure that:
- all passengers are wearing seat belts or child restraints correctly
- there is only one person in each seating position and seat belt.
She also taught us how to cross the road safely.
Children were taught to – Stop, Look, Listen and Think before crossing the road.