Child safety

Picture of cars in car park

Hot cars

Cars that are left in the sun get hot very quickly, even in winter.

RACQ's survey of car temperatures highlights the risks of leaving babies, young children and animals alone in vehicles, even for a short time.

The survey shows it can take just seven minutes for the temperature inside a car to change from air-conditioned levels to 40 degrees.

For more information about the survey, please visit RACQ.

Car restraints

By law, everyone must wear a car restraint (seat belt).

All children under the age of seven must wear appropriate restraints (seat belt or harness) designed for children.

In Queensland, the legislation for child restraints is based on the child’s age, not the child's height and weight.

For more information about the types of restraints required, please visit: