CAr seat law in the Uk

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  1. goddess25

    goddess25 Well-Known Member

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    Hi visiting the UK in Jan. What is the law there concerning car seats?
    Thanks
     
  2. peakydon

    peakydon proud mam of 3 girls :)

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    Any child under the height of 134cms or under the age of 12 needs an appropriate carseat. If they are under 12 but over 134cms they do not legally need a carseat :)

    Hope this helps. x
     
  3. Aidan's Mummy

    Aidan's Mummy Mummy to Aidan and Oliver

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    Cars

    The law requires all children travelling in cars to use the correct child restraint until they are either 135 cm in height or the age of 12 (which ever they reach first) . After this they must use an adult seat belt. There are very few exceptions, and the main ones are set out below.

    It is the driver's responsibility to ensure that children under the age of 14 years are restrained correctly in accordance with the law.

    Front seat


    Children up to 3 years old MUST use the correct child restraint.In the Front Seat

    The child MUST use the correct child restraint.

    It is illegal to carry a child in a rear-facing child seat in the front, which is protected by an active frontal airbag.

    In the Rear Seat

    The child MUST use the correct child restraint.

    In a licensed taxi or licensed hire car, if a child restraint is not available then the child may travel unrestrained in the rear. This is the only exception for children under 3, and has been introduced for practical rather than safety reasons. You should always think about ways to make sure that a child seat is available.


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

    Found this hun a and this is the website for more informationhttp://www.childcarseats.org.uk/law/index.htm
     
  4. goddess25

    goddess25 Well-Known Member

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    will look at that website thanks. Over here kids not allowed in the front seat at all, its against the law, and they must rear face in the back face until they are at least 1.
    Cheers
     

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