EU Law Child Car Seats22 May 2017
Posted at 16:04h in Safety
- 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.