The public must have the perception they will be caught by police and receive a penalty if they are driving with a child not seated in a correctly fitted child restraint that is appropriate for the child’s size and weight.
This is achieved through enforcement campaigns that are:
- highly visible, such as through the use of strategically located checkpoints.
- repeated and conducted in a widespread way so that there is a perception that it is possible to be caught “anywhere at anytime.”
- supported by penalties that are always applied to anyone driving with a child not using a child restraint,
- well-publicized before, during and after.