Police charged a Dysart driver for driving with an unrestrained toddler. Photo: Alistair Brightman
Police charged a Dysart driver for driving with an unrestrained toddler. Photo: Alistair Brightman

Woman caught in car with toddler on her lap

A woman sitting in the front seat has been pulled over by police with a toddler on her lap, police have said.

The female passenger got out of the car holding her toddler when police pulled the car over for a licence check.

The driver was fined $400 and lost three demerit points, as police expressed their dismay that the car had a child seat which was not being used.

Dysart police officers intercepted the vehicle on Yeates Crescent, Dysart for the purpose of a licence check about 4.30pm on Wednesday, February 19.

Police allege the vehicle had a child seat fitted that was not being used.

Senior Constable Nick Schmidt said the driver was fined $400 and lost three demerit points for having an unrestrained child.

He said seatbelts were there to protect anyone travelling in a vehicle.

"Police will continue to conduct regular patrols to ensure children are appropriately restrained," Snr Const. Schmidt said.

"One in four people killed on Queensland roads last year were not wearing a seatbelt."

Visit the Queensland Police website for more information on the fatal five.


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