Child car restraint update

Posted on: Thursday, 18 August 2016 at 12:00:00 AM

Child Car Restraint (CCR) Update

This month's edition of the CCR update focuses on different types of vehicle anchorage points.

Our network of Type 1 Child Car Restraint (CCR) Fitters would be very aware that the main types of vehicle anchorage points seen in Western Australia are hooks or D-rings.

There are also after-market anchorage points and ISOFIX points that can be used when installing child car restraints.

Recently, an experienced Type 1 Child Car Restraint Fitter in the Goldfields brought a different type of anchorage point to our attention - a top tether routing loop (see image below).

These loops are made of webbing, attached to the back wall of the vehicle, and can be found in vehicles such as certain models of the Nissan Navara dual cab ute.

The Type 1 Fitter followed the recommended process of consulting the vehicle manual to determine the correct anchorage points, and when still unsure, contacted WALGA RoadWise for further information.

The Department of Transport has confirmed that these routing loops are an option for vehicle manufacturers when the anchorage point isn’t easily accessible, and are approved for use.

Type 1 Fitters installing a child car restraint in a vehicle with top tether routing loops should follow the vehicle manual carefully to ensure the top tether is routed and secured correctly.

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Pictured above: The top tether routing loop.

Type 1 Fitters can contact the Child Car Restraint Information Line on 1300 780 713 if they have any queries when installing or checking a child car restraint. Queries can also be emailed to tdeshon@walga.asn.au.

 

 

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