Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Vehicle Passenger Restraints

Vehicle Passenger Restraints


Beyond unacceptable is how Waikato Police describe a situation where a child was found asleep in the floor well of a car while two other children slept unrestrained on the back seat of the car.

District Road Policing Manager, Inspector Freda Grace, said a the incident began when a Police Dog Patrol stopped a car on Wairere Drive during a routine vehicle stop early yesterday morning.

Mrs Grace said the dog handler was taken aback when he noticed a two-year-old girl asleep between the legs of a passenger in the floor well of the car.

"The child's mother explained the girl was there because she had been crying while another two children, aged four and five-years-old, were lying unrestrained, asleep on the rear seat of the car.

"Given this incident comes just two weeks after the death of another unrestrained baby who died following a crash in the King Country, to find three unrestrained children is totally unacceptable."

Mrs Grace said while enforcement action resulted in from the vehicle being stopped the only way to really prevent road trauma was to change public perceptions on what is, and what is not, acceptable.

"What is at stake is just to precious to gamble on, everyone but especially our most vulnerable young children, need to be appropriately restrained at all times when in a vehicle, full stop."

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Gordon Campbell: On The Govt’s Token Plans For Cyber-Security

Basically, the world is divided into two types of people: those who think the Panama Papers illustrate the bad shit that some people do, and those who think the Panama Papers illustrate what needs to be done to make sure no-one else discovers the shit – good or bad – that they’re doing. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Pharmac’s Grudging Concession To Reality

Is this any way to run a health system… whereby terminally ill patients are forced into public demonstrations before the government (and its funding agency Pharmac) will grudgingly provide the money for life-saving treatments freely available and publically funded in Australia for the best part of a year? More>>

ALSO:

Labour: Healthy Homes Bill Passes First Reading

Some of New Zealand’s most vulnerable children and families are on their way towards safer living conditions with the passing of the first reading of the Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill in Parliament last night, Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little says. More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf Satire: Home, And A Way

The one thing even more popular than an Auckland house is offering advice on how to afford an Auckland house. So, on the grounds it can’t be worse than some of the stuff that’s out there, here’s my three cents* worth. [*Up 50% since 2013!] More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf: The Defence Pretence

Last year, the world began spending more money on weapons again, for the first time since 2011... New Zealand belongs to a region – Asia and Oceania – where military spending rose sharply in 2015, by 5.4 per cent. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Not Crying Foul, Argentina

So a couple of guys found to be criminally liable of environmental pollution in Argentina lodge an application with the Overseas Investment Office… in order to buy some prime New Zealand rural land. Seems that their factory back home had carelessly and/or intentionally discharged toxic waste into the Lujan river. Bummer... More>>

ALSO:

Urban & Rural: $303m To Merge And Modernise New Zealand’s Fire Services

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne today announced funding of $303 million over five years to combine urban and rural fire services into one organisation from mid-2017. More>>

ALSO:

High Trust Regime: What Did The PM Tell His Lawyer About Foreign Trusts?

The Government stopped the IRD from reviewing New Zealand foreign trusts shortly after the Prime Minister’s lawyer wrote to the Revenue Minister claiming John Key had promised him the regime would not be changed. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news