Child Abuse

NZ Herald

Nothing else can descirbe this situation other than child abuse:

Tauranga police were shocked when they came across a vanload of young children travelling in car seats that weren’t buckled in – on the first day of a child seatbelt campaign.

The van, used by a kohanga reo, was carrying five young children when it was stopped at a Project Kiddiclick checkpoint.

The van was stopped on February 29, the first day of the three-month, child-restraint campaign.

The first morning of the operation also netted a four-wheel-drive vehicle in which a pre-schooler was found standing on the back seat. The parents were forced to park the vehicle and walk their child home, as they had no child restraint.

Legally, children under the age of five must use a child restraint appropriate for their age and size. That includes car seats being secured to the vehicle by a tether strap or bolt that connects the seat to the vehicle.

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