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    Q379: What are the rules with regards to baby seats/child restraints in cars, vans and other goods vehicles?

     

    Front seat

    Rear seat

    Who is responsible?

    Driver

    Seat belt MUST be worn if fitted

     

    Driver

    Child under 3 years of age

    Correct child restraint MUST be used

    Correct child restraint MUST be used. If one is not available in a taxi, may travel unrestrained

    Driver

    Child from 3rd birthday up to 1.35m in height or 12th birthday whichever they reach first

    Correct child restraint MUST be used

    Correct child restraint MUST be used where seat belts are fitted. MUST use adult belt if the correct child restraint is not available:

    • in a licensed taxi/private hire vehicle or
    • for reasons of unexpected necessity over a short distance or
    • if two occupied child restraints prevent fitment of a third

    Driver

    Child over 1.35 metres (approx 4ft 5ins in height) or 12 or 13 years

    Seat belt MUST be worn if available.

    Seat belt MUST be worn if available.

    Driver

    Adult passengers aged 14 and over

    Seat belt MUST be worn if available.

    Seat belt MUST be worn if available.

    Passenger

     

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