A local school will host free child restraint safety checks this week, on the heels of a report stating many Australian kids are in danger in the car.
Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) will conduct the inspections at Tintinhull Public School on Wednesday, after the school day finishes.
Bookings are essential and can be made with the school on 6760 9273.
An authorised child car seat fitter will be on hand to check capsules, car seats and boosters, and to offer parents and carers helpful hints.
The safety checks come after the Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne released findings that up to 63 per cent of children aren't riding "in the safest restraint or position of the car".
It said that, while parents may be abiding by the law, there were best-practice guidelines that went even further to keep youngsters safe in the event of a car crash.