Road Safety

Child Car Seat Safety

It is vital that parents ensure that children are securely fitted into child seats or seat belts on every journey.

It is the responsibility of the driver to ensure that children are safely belted in when travelling by car and that a child under twelve years of age or under 135cm in height is using the correct child restraint.

More information can be found at:

Child car seats: the law (opens in a new tab) 

ROSPA - Child Car Seats (opens in a new tab) 

For a guide to find out if you have the right car seat please visit Good Egg Safety (opens in a new tab) 

Please call us on 01437 775144 or email for further advice or information about this.

i-Size (opens in a new tab)  is the new set of regulations for child car seats and came into enforce in summer 2013. Parents should familiarise themselves with the requirements to keep their children safe.

i-Size makes travelling in a car with your child safer because:

  • your child should be kept rear facing until they are 15 months old
  • the age, weight and height of your child is used
  • Isofix seats should be used which are easier to fit
  • your child is protected from side impact
  • greater protection is given to your child’s head, neck and vital organs

Video highlighting the Rear facing car seats vs Forward facing car seats (opens in a new tab). For your child's safety keep them rearward facing as long as possible. 

ID: 10558, revised 14/09/2023