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EU Law Child Car Seats

  • EU child safety protection laws have made it compulsory for all children to travel in the correct child seat, booster seat or booster cushion.

 

  • Where safety belts have been fitted they must be worn.

 

  • Children under 3 years of age must not travel in a car or goods vehicle (other than a taxi) unless restrained in the correct child seat.

 

  • Children aged 3 years or over who are under 150cms in height and weighing less than 36 kilograms (i.e. generally children up to 11/12 years old) must use the correct child seat, booster seat or booster cushion when travelling in cars or goods vehicles.

 

  • Children over 3 years of age must travel in a rear seat in vehicles not fitted with safety belts.

 

  • Rearward-facing child car seats must NEVER be used in the front passenger seat of cars with an active airbag.

 

  • Child car seats must be in accordance with EU or United NationsEconomic Commission for Europe (UN-ECE) standards.

 

  • Drivers have a legal responsibility to ensure passengers aged under 17 use the correct seat, booster seat, booster cushion or seatbelt.

Content Source – rsa.ie Please view the following link for more information on child seat safety in vehicles; http://bit.ly/ChildSeatSafety

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