The Cities of Stirling, Swan and Wanneroo help holiday drivers stay safe

Posted on: Tuesday, 16 May 2017 at 12:00:00 AM

The Cities of Stirling and Swan conducted a free vehicle safety and child car restraint checking day on Saturday, 8 April at Bunnings in Balcatta.

Six vehicles were inspected, uncovering a range of faults including two cars with rear tyres in need of replacement, brake lights not working, front tyres damage and a loose battery.

The morning was very busy with 33 child car restraints inspected or installed.

Inspections uncovered a range of faults including twisted straps, vital parts missing on a baby capsule, no top tether attached to a capsule, top tether strap attached to base of car seat (not an anchor point) and 13 year old restraint being used (it is recommended that child car restraints older than 10 years are not used).

The City of Wanneroo offered a free caravan and trailer safety check at the City’s Ashby Operations Centre on Saturday, 8 April.

Twenty-two caravans and trailers, including boat trailers were inspected to ensure they were safe to tow. Inspections  uncovered a range of faults including worn brakes and wheel bearings, electrical problems, suspension issues and worn tyres.

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Pictured above: The City of Stirling's Shane Pope checks child car restraints during the checking day.

WALGA's RoadWise coordinates the Type 1 Child Car Restraint Fitting Service which provides the public with access to child car restraint fitting services across Western Australia. The Child Restraint Information Line telephone number is 1300 780 713 (Monday to Friday from 9.00am - 2.00pm (WST) and the website is www.childcarrestraints.com.au.

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