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All About the New Car Seat Laws

We’re constantly on the lookout for potential dangers falling across the paths of our kids. I don’t know about you but I’m always on the alert – whether that’s crossing roads, playing in parks or especially when it comes to car journeys.

No matter how cautious a driver you are it’s an unfortunate fact that accidents do happen, which is why the laws surrounding children being seated safely in cars have changed.It’s likely that you’ve seen news coverage over recent weeks but perhaps you’ve not had time to examine the ins and outs and update your existing equipment. The new laws might mean you have to invest in some new gear for your little one, but if you think of the alternative, it’s a no-brainer.

It’s likely that you’ve seen news coverage over recent weeks but perhaps you’ve not had time to examine the ins and outs and update your existing equipment. The new laws might mean you have to invest in some new gear for your little one, but if you think of the alternative, it’s a no-brainer.

A few years ago the thinking was that using a booster seat for kids in cars was better than using nothing at all and taking the chance that adult-sized belts would do the job. Legislation came into play which required all little ones under 3 years to have a belt specifically for their age and size, and subsequently children measuring up to 135cm had to be seated in a booster. So what’s new? Read on to see how the new laws affect you and what action you need to take. Continue Reading