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The Statistic About Queensland Parents Raising Concerns

Queensland's peak motoring body is concerned about the number of motorists being fined for failing to restrain their children while driving.

Figures from the Department of Transport and Main Roads show more than 1000 drivers were fined for not restraining a child under 16 in the first half of this year, with as many as 44 of those case being for children under six months old.

RACQ spokeswoman Lauren Ritchie says there's no excuse for not properly restraining a child in a car.

"Child restraints are there for a reason, they're there to keep your infant or child safe in the event of a crash," Ms Ritchie said.

"Sometimes this can mean the difference between life and death."

North Queensland had the worst record for failing to secure children in cars, with 330 drivers fined in that region.

However, Ms Ritchie said due to the difficulty in policing child restraint laws, the actual numbers could be higher across the state.

"We'd like to see an education program targeted at parents and drivers about the importance of using an approved rear-facing restraint for kids under six months," she said.

AAP

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