Bailey (front), Cooper and Kris Pain watch Kidsafe car seat specialist Lachlan Logan (right) ensure that all child restraints are safely and correctly fitted.
Bailey (front), Cooper and Kris Pain watch Kidsafe car seat specialist Lachlan Logan (right) ensure that all child restraints are safely and correctly fitted. Max Fleet

Parents put kids' safety at risk

KIDSAFE Queensland CEO Susan Teerds was confronted with the reality of the problems of educating the public at the Shalom Markets yesterday.

During a visit to the markets to demonstrate to people how to properly restrain children in cars, she and her helpers saw a family driving past.

"There were three kids in the back seat and the mum was sitting up front with a baby on her lap," Mrs Teerds told the NewsMail.

"When they stopped I went and gave her a brochure and asked if she knew what she was doing was illegal.

"She said she knew about it and stomped off."

During their visit to Bundaberg, Mrs Teerds said she and her team checked a couple of dozen cars, and almost every one they looked at had some problem with its child restraints, either with twisted harnesses or improper seatbelt fittings.



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