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Children under four years must not travel in the front seat of a motor vehicle which has two or more rows of seats. Children between four and seven years must not travel in the front seat unless all other seats in the rear row(s) are occupied by children under seven years of age.

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Children under four years must not travel in the front seat of a motor vehicle which has two or more rows of seats.

Children between four and seven years must not travel in the front seat unless all other seats in the rear row(s) are occupied by children under seven years of age.

After all seating positions fitted with restraints/seatbelts are occupied, carrying additional unrestrained children as passengers is prohibited.

Note - for children under seven years, taxis and buses (12 seats or more including the driver) are exempt from the mandatory child restraint law.

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All passengers in a motor vehicle must wear a seatbelt or a child restraint/booster seat.

It is the responsibility of the driver to ensure that all passengers, including children and adults, are wearing a child restraint, booster seat, or seatbelt.

Penalty (for the driver)

$263 for passengers under 16 years; and three demerit points

Seatbelts


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A driver can only use a mobile phone in a vehicle if it is secured in a commercially designed cradle (holder) fitted to the vehicle. Or it can be remotely operated by the driver without the driver touching any part of the phone.

Making or receiving a phone call using a hands free unit is permitted. All other functions (including video calls, texting and emailing) are prohibited.

A driver can not hold a mobile phone (whether engaged in a phone call or not) unless they are passing the phone to a passenger.

NOTE - Learner and P1 drivers are NOT permitted to use a hand-held or hands-free mobile phone at all while driving.

Mobile phones


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The standard for child restraints is AS/NZS 1754 secured in a commercially designed cradle (holder) fitted to the vehicle. Or it can be remotely operated by the driver without the driver touching any part of the phone.

The current standard is AS/NZS 1754:2004 – Child restraint systems for use in motor vehicles

The current mandatory Trade Practices Actconsumer product safety standard: child restraint systems for use in motor vehicles is Consumer Protection Notice No. 12 of 2007

AS/NZS 1754 is currently under review.

AS/NZS 1754 – Australian Standard for child restraints


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Booster seats for older children to fit up to 95 secured in a commercially designed cradle (holder) fitted to the vehicle. Or it can be remotely operated by the driver without the driver touching any part of the phone. th % 8yo (approx. 50% 10 yo, 10% 12 yo)

Maximum and minimum shoulder strap heights (linked to shoulder height markers)

Shoulder height marking to guide the selection of restraint size (no longer weight based)

Seatbelt path through the restraint to be marked in specified colours depending upon restraint

Requirement for booster seats to ensure lower leg bend is 45 degrees to avoid promoting slouching and submarining

Lateral support for booster seats to support children when sleeping

Maximum size profile for booster seats (to try to fit three across rear seat of vehicle), including buckle access

Booster cushions deleted from standard

Changes to the Standard – what to expectDRAFT information only – this may be subject to change


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Communication plan secured in a commercially designed cradle (holder) fitted to the vehicle. Or it can be remotely operated by the driver without the driver touching any part of the phone.

Advertising (newspaper, TV, radio, online)

Updating brochures, pamphlets and website information

Fact sheet, FAQs and poster

Special website

What is VicRoads undertaking?


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Other sources of information secured in a commercially designed cradle (holder) fitted to the vehicle. Or it can be remotely operated by the driver without the driver touching any part of the phone.

  • Maternal and Child Health Nurses

  • RACV restraint fitting stations

  • Websites

  • Kidsafe

  • Retailers

  • Local government

  • Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

  • Victoria Police

  • Hospitals


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Where to get more information secured in a commercially designed cradle (holder) fitted to the vehicle. Or it can be remotely operated by the driver without the driver touching any part of the phone.

Contact your Regional Road Safety Coordinator

Telephone: 1300 360 745

Email: [email protected]

Visit:www.vicroads.vic.gov.au


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Thankyou secured in a commercially designed cradle (holder) fitted to the vehicle. Or it can be remotely operated by the driver without the driver touching any part of the phone.


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