The Child Restraint Evaluation Program (CREP) is run by a consortium of government agencies and motorist organisations who share a common interest in improving safety for children travelling in vehicles.
CREP provides restraint buyers independent and consistent information on the levels of occupant protection from injury in a crash provided by child restraints and the ease with which they can be used correctly.
The program is supported by the Transport for NSW (TfNSW), the NRMA Motoring & Services, the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria (RACV), the Transport Accident Commission (TAC), the Royal Automobile Club of WA (RACWA) and the VicRoads.
The underlying philosophy of CREP is to provide consumers with information to help choose and use child restraints and to apply commercial and public consumer pressure on restraint manufacturers to only market child restraints that perform well beyond the requirements of the Australian Standard. The Program is also intended to provide feedback to the Australian Standard Committee for child restraints to be used in improving the Standard.