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    Q379: What are the rules with regards to baby seats / child restraints in a car?


    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, they may travel unrestrained

    Driver

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

    Correct child restraint MUST be used

    Where seat belts are fitted, correct child restraint MUST be used. 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 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


    1.35 metres is approximately 4ft 5ins

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