In Australia, it’s a legal requirement for children to use an approved child restraint or booster seat that is correctly fitted for their seated height until the age of at least 7 when travelling in a vehicle.
Being involved in a road traffic collision is stressful and you may feel unsure about what to do afterwards. One of the things you may not have considered is what happens to the baby car seat or car booster seat that you had in your vehicle during the crash. Do you need to replace the car seat, or is it fine to keep on using it?
Did You Have A Minor Accident Or A Major Crash?
You might wonder if the severity of the collision has an impact on whether you need to replace your child’s car seat. If you’ve been involved in a serious crash, you may be able to see physical damage to the baby car seat or booster seat, in which case you should replace it.
However, it’s important to keep in mind that even if you can’t see any external damage, the force of the impact may have caused damage to the internal components of the car seat – rendering it unsafe for use. This could be the case even after a minor accident. The safest option is to replace your child car seat regardless of the severity of the traffic incident.
How Can Right2Drive Assist Me With A Car Seat After A Not At Fault Accident?
Right2Drive is focused on providing the highest level of customer service, and as such, is working with a car seat and booster hire service to truly restore not at fault drivers to the position they were in before a car accident. We want to make sure that before an eligible driver receives one of our accident replacement vehicles, if they require a car seat or booster, it has already been installed by a qualified professional restraint fitter.
We work to uphold your right to drive when you’re not at fault in an accident, and by making sure your car is fitted with the correct car seats as required, it makes the process of getting back on the road even safer and more convenient. Make sure you ask one of our helpful staff if you have any questions surrounding our car seat offering.