Child Car Seat Info

The New Law For Children Over 1.35m In Height or Who Are 12 or 13 Years Old

In the front seat:

The adult seat belt MUST be worn if available

In the rear seat:

The adult seat belt MUST be worn if available.

It is the driver's legal responsibility to ensure that the child is correctly restrained.

Other New Changes To The Law From September

Rear-ward Facing Child Seats

It will become illegal to use a rear-ward facing child restraint in a vehicle seat which is protected by an active from airbag.

Buses, Coaches and Minibuses

Seated passengers aged 14 years and over MUST use seat belts where they are fitted.

The New Law From September 18th 2006

There will be a number of important changes to the law about the use of child seats in cars and goods vehicles on the 18th of September, this fact sheet will help you understand what they are.

You can find more information about which types of child car seat are suitable, and how to make sure that you are getting the safest restraint available on RoSPA's child car seat website -

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