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Child Safety

Find out more from Council's road safety partners about child safety in cars, including children in hot vehicles and Queensland's legislation for child restraints.

Hot cars

RACQ's temperature in cars survey highlighted the risks of leaving babies and young children unattended in vehicles, even for a short time. The survey found it took as little as seven minutes for the temperature to rise from air-conditioned levels to 40 degrees. Read more about the survey.

Car restraints

By law, all children under the age of seven must be appropriately restrained. Queensland legislation for child restraints is based on the childs age, not the child's height and weight.

You can find out more information about the types of restraints required from: