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Children’s safety seats (2nd of 4)

Children’s safety seats

Babies and toddlers show off special car safety seats donated to the Plunket Society in the 1980s. Plunket raises funds by hiring out the seats to parents. Although many people began using the seats from the 1970s, they did not become compulsory for children under five until 1994. They provide small children with greater protection than adult seat belts in an accident.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1984/3086/19

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Road accidents - Promoting road safety', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 January 2022)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 11 Mar 2010, updated 1 Dec 2014