Booster seats get subsidy
ACC and Plunket have joined forces to subsidise more than 10,000 new car booster seats for Community Service Card holders.
The seats can be purchased from Plunket’s Car Seat Service for just $50 each.
After a recent law change, all children under 7 must use an approved child restraint appropriate for their age and size when travelling in a motor vehicle.
Plunket national child safety adviser Sue Campbell is urging eligible families to take up this offer.
‘‘It’s recommended that any child less than 148 centimetres tall con- tinues to use a booster seat to keep them safe, regardless of their age.
‘‘So this initiative will help families comply with the law and help them keep their children safer until they’re ready to move out of a booster seat.’’
ACC receives around 30,000 claims a year for injuries resulting from motor vehicle crashes. Around 1000 involve children aged 7 and under.