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Child Car Seats

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23rd December 2022
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The basics of child seat law

Baby in car seat

Children must ride in a seat that is appropriate for their size until they reach 135 cm in height (150 cm in ROI) or until they turn 12 years old, whichever comes first, according to car seat regulations.

David Johnson
Director - Nationwide Vehicle Contracts

Who is responsible?

When don’t you need to use a child’s car seat image

Basic rules for using child car seats

Failure to ensure that a child passenger is using an appropriate child restraint can lead to a fine of up to £500.

David Johnson
Director - Nationwide Vehicle Contracts

Types of car seat

Rear facing baby seat
Foward facing baby seat
Booster seat

How to fit a child's car seat

Child secure in car seat
Play Video: How to fit a baby's car seat correctly
ISOFIX car seat fittings
Passenger Airbag light

When do children not need a car seat?

Guide Information

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