Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Child Car Seats - NEW Laws

So you have probably already heard very confusing whispers throughout last year about the possibility of a change to the child car seat laws. The main point to note is that Newly purchased booster seats will be banned for smaller children.

  • By law, all children must use a car seat until they are 12 years old or 135cm tall, whichever comes first.
  • From March, ‘backless’ booster seats will be banned for children shorter than 125cm and weighing less than 22kg

This change is in a bid to improve safety. Basically itjust means that most kids will have to spend longer using a high-backed child seat. HOWEVER The rules will only apply to new purchases, so drivers won’t be fined for using a booster seat bought before March. Meaning that there is no need to rush out and buy a new car seat for your child.... PHEW!


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