Important Information - Child Car Seat Laws

September 2, 2016

 

Make sure you're clear on the new booster seat laws due to come into force December 2016.

 

>The use of backless booster seats for older children will be limited due to strict new rules.

 

>Current law states that children must be car seated until they reach 12 years old, or they are 135cm tall.

 

>Currently, children weighing 15kg are allowed to travel in backless booster seats - however this is set to be revised this year ahead of the new law change.

 

>New ruling will state that only children taller than 125cm, weighing more than 22kg will be approved to use a backless booster seat.

 

>The reason for the law change is due to the child not being held as securely as they should be, and the seatbelt not being guided across the child effectively.

 

>However, the main concern is that a booster seat offers little or no protection for a child if their vehicle is involved in a side impact incident.

 

>These regulations will apply to new products as of December 2016 which will state "Not approved for use with children under 125cm and 22kg."

 

Information from bounty.com

 

For more information on child car seat laws you can visit the link below.

 

https://www.gov.uk/child-car-seats-the-rules/using-a-child-car-seat-or-booster-seat

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