National Guidelines for the Safe Restraint of Children Travelling in Motor Vehicles
|1. Can the child sit with their back against the vehicle seat back?|
|2. Do the child's knees bend in front of the edge of the seat?|
|3. Does the sash (shoulder) belt sit across the middle of the shoulder, not on the neck or out near the arm?|
|4. Is the lap belt sitting low across the hips touching the thighs?|
|5. Can the child stay seated like this for the whole trip?|
If you answered "Yes" to all 5 Questions, then your child is ready to move out of a Booster seat, into an Adult seatbelt.
If you answered "No" to one or more, then they still need a booster seat.
For further information on the NHMRC Best Practice Guidelines for the Safe Restraint for Children
For information on safely restraining children in cars, contact your local Kidsafe state/territory office.
More details about how these recommendations were developed and the research evidence can be found here