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New child seat laws

1 July 2006

New child car restraint laws which could save up to 2,000 child casualties per year will come into force on 18 September

Announcing the new laws road safety minister, Stephen Ladyman said:

"From 18 September parents will have to make sure that with very few exceptions children up to 4' 5" in height use the relevant child car seats or boosters in cars, vans and other goods vehicles. I expect that the police will seek to educate as well as enforce, but ultimately parents face being fined if they don't comply with the new rules.

"The DfT will be running an awareness raising campaign throughout the summer to ensure parents are aware of the changes and understand the new legislation before September."

More details here