News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 


Car Booster Seats on Offer from ACC and Plunket

10 June 2014

Car Booster Seats on Offer from ACC and Plunket

ACC and Plunket have joined forces to subsidise over 10,000 new car booster seats for community service cardholders.

The seats can be purchased from Plunket’s Car Seat Service for just $50 each.

ACC’s General Manager of Injury Prevention, Dr Megan McKenna, said ACC is proud to partner with Plunket on this initiative, as both organisations have a long history of helping New Zealanders.

“One of ACC’s core roles is to prevent injuries, and we’re happy to work with Plunket and use their presence in the community to help us do this.”

Plunket National Child Safety Advisor Sue Campbell said Plunket is committed to keeping Kiwi kids safe.

“We are very happy to be part of this scheme, and we urge eligible families to take up this offer.”

Following a recent law change, all children under seven years of age must use an approved child restraint appropriate for their age and size when travelling in a motor vehicle.

“It’s recommended that any child less than 148 centimetres tall continues to use a booster seat to keep them safe, regardless of their age,” said Sue Campbell.

“So this initiative will help families comply with the law, and help them keep their children safer until they’re ready to move out of a booster seat.”

Each year, ACC receives around 30,000 claims for injuries resulting from motor vehicle crashes. Around 1000 claims involve children aged seven years and under.

“The road is where the greatest number of serious injuries happen in New Zealand,” said Dr McKenna.

“If we can help prevent just one child from being killed or seriously injured on the road through this initiative, then that will be a great outcome.”

Community service cardholders wishing to buy a subsidised seat should contact their local Plunket or visit plunket.org.nz to find out more.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Cricket: Dramatic Win Puts Black Caps In Finals

In Parliament: When Parliament resumed at 2pm the House passed a motion on a voice vote admiring the performance of the New Zealand cricket team in last night’s World Cup semi-final and wishing them well for the final on the weekend. More>>

ALSO:

Moon Shot/Kills Switch: The X Factor Judges Removed

MediaWorks has today decided that Natalia Kills and Willie Moon are no longer suitable to judge The X Factor and have removed them from the show. MediaWorks CEO, Mark Weldon, said that last night on The X Factor both Kills and Moon made comments that were completely unacceptable. More>>

ALSO:

Tessa Nichol: Up Up & Away In The Wairarapa

It’s an overcast morning in the Wairarapa but the mood on the ground in Carterton’s Carrington Park is anything but grey. More than 20 hot air balloons are getting ready to take off into the cloudy sky to mark the start of this year’s Wairarapa Balloon Festival. More>>

Golden Shears: Scotsman Wins Golden Shears Open Final

A Scottish shearer who settled in New Zealand to farm in Taranaki has become the first shearer from overseas to win the Golden Shears Open Shearing Championship. More>>

ALSO:

Shipped On A Bottle: Young Change-Makers Take To The Sea On Plastic Bottle Kayaks

With the aim of harnessing innovative design to construct kayaks solely from recycled materials, the “waste positive” project Plastic Bottle Kayak brings adventure into Kiwi classrooms. The call is out now for classrooms to send in messages and artwork to be inserted into the bottles. More>>

TV3 Video: Auckland Arts Festival Kicks Off

The Auckland Arts Festival kicks off March 4, with artists from New Zealand and all over the world on show. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Health
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news