Understanding road laws
When children are prescribed special purpose car seats, modified Australian standard car seats, harnesses/vests, and other devices (e.g seatbelt buckle covers) there are specific road rules that must be complied with in Victoria.
The most common rules for Victoria are summarised below.
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If a child with disability or medical condition (under 16 years of age) is prescribed a special purpose car seat, modified Australian standard car seat, harness/vest, or other device such as a seatbelt buckle cover, the following road rules must be complied with.
A registered medical practitioner has provided a current medical certificate stating that due to the child’s disability or medical condition it is impracticable, undesirable or inexpedient that the child be restrained in an Australian standard car seat or seatbelt.
The person, or the driver of the vehicle in or on which the person to whom it applies is travelling, complies with the conditions
stated in the certificate.
The certificate is carried in the vehicle in which the child is travelling and produced by the driver to a police officer (or authorised person) if requested.
Advice to Parent form
MACA recommends an Advice to Parent form be carried in each vehicle the child travels in. In some states and territories, this is a legal requirement.
Disclaimer: The Advice to Parent form is only for use by MACA trained professionals. MACA bears no responsibility for unauthorised use of this form.