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UK Child car seat law changes: The 5 things you need to know

Child car seat law information and regulations

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Child Car Seat Law Explained

Child car seat law has changed, our infographic clearly shows the five things you need to know. Many parents and carers find choosing the right car seat baffling at the best of times and with new laws coming soon, things are set to get even more confusing. Don’t worry though this handy infographic will ensure you stay on the right side of the law, whilst your children stay as safe as they can be.

Currently the law says children must use the correct seat when travelling in a car until they are 12 years old or 135cm tall (a share over 4ft. 5 inches in old money!). There are 4 categories of car seat, 0, 1 ,2 and 3 and which you use depends on the size of your child.

It’s important to stress that the new car seat guidelines do not affect every car seat category! However if you do need to change your current child’s car seat Jennings have a great range available to buy today.

Why The Change In The Law?

Experts say backless booster seats don’t offer adequate protection to smaller children in the event of an accident particularly from side impact.

If your child is under 125cm tall or weighs less than 22kg and currently uses a backless booster seat, you don’t need to buy a new seat for them when the new rules come into effect (we’d strongly recommend it though.)