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Plunket and Contact – keeping kiwi kids safe in cars

Contact Energy has joined with Plunket to help families in need prepare for upcoming changes to child restraint laws with a contribution of $25,000 to Plunket’s car seat service. From 1 November the mandatory use of child restraints in vehicles will be extended by two years, with all children required to be correctly secured in an approved restraint until their seventh birthday. To help raise awareness of the law change, a number of Contact Energy funded booster seats were given away this week to families in need in Porirua during a road side checking clinic.

Tags: 0 comments 23 October 2013

Keep kiwi kids safe in cars this Labour weekend

Plunket is urging New Zealand families to think about their kids’ safety while they’re on the roads this holiday weekend. “Over this weekend have a great break, enjoy time with family and friends and remember everyone has to be properly buckled up”, says Sue Campbell, Plunket’s National Child Safety Advisor. “Car crashes are one of the biggest dangers to New Zealand children.

Tags: 0 comments 21 October 2013

Never leave children unsupervised in vehicles says Plunket

Plunket is reminding parents and caregivers not to leave children alone in cars after the latest incident in Porirua. Plunket Clinical Advisor Allison Jamieson said the risks of leaving a baby or young child alone in a car were significant. "It’s never safe to leave a child alone in a vehicle, even for a short time.

Tags: 0 comments 17 October 2013

Plunket and Contact – keeping kiwi kids safe in cars

Contact Energy has joined with Plunket to help families in need prepare for upcoming changes to child restraint laws with a contribution of $25,000 to Plunket’s car seat service. From 1 November the mandatory use of child restraints in vehicles will be extended by two years, with all children required to be correctly secured in an approved restraint until their seventh birthday. Plunket National Child Safety Advisor, Sue Campbell, says Plunket fully supports the law change but realize that it will place a financial strain on many families.
An interesting link from Plunket
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