The New Zealand Rental Vehicle Association was very generous in giving me 30 minutes to speak at their 2019 conference in Auckland in July on the subject of “Improving the Use of Child Restraints in the Rental Vehicle Industry”. Having this time to speak in front of a captive audience of rental … [Read more...] about Child Restraints and the Rental Vehicle Industry
The foundation of New Zealand car seat law is that any child up until their 7th birthday must be in an appropriate child restraint. There are some additional clauses that expand on this and some exceptions to the law which are set out as NZ child restraint legislation in the Transport Act 1998 and … [Read more...] about NZ Child Restraint Legislation
When installing a child restraint, there are two methods available for installation. You can install using either the vehicle seat belt or a system using lower anchor bars in the vehicle. There are two names for this system in New Zealand, ISOFIX or LATCH. The name used will depend … [Read more...] about ISOFIX or LATCH – Lower Anchors for Installing Child Restraints
How to Read a Child Restraint’s Manufacture Date Stamp The majority of child restraints will have their date of manufacture and/or expiry date stamped on their shell. The location will vary, you may need to look closely for these. This article will teach you how to read a date stamp. … [Read more...] about How to Read a Car Seat Date Stamp
Child restraints expire, they cannot be used forever. In this article, we'll help you understand the importance of car seat expiry dates and why they exist. Why do we have car seat expiry dates? There are a variety of genuine reasons why restraints have an expiry date. For example, safety … [Read more...] about Car Seat Expiry Dates
NZ Car Seat Law If you have read our article, “NZ Car Seat Law - Simplified”, you will know that car seat law in NZ is quite simple. To understand when your child can travel safely without a booster seat, we’re going to work with the clearest part of the law, that any child under 7 years … [Read more...] about When can my child travel without a booster seat?