Child Car Seats

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Carrying Other People's Children

Advice about child car seats and seat belts for anyone who transports other people's children in a car, taxi, coach or bus, such as parents sharing the school run and organisations providing a transport service.

Seat belts on their own are less effective for children because they are primarily designed for adults. In a crash, a child may slide under an adult belt because the lap strap is too high over their abdomen, or the belt could cause serious injuries to the child.

Photos courtesy of Britax and RECARO Child Safety Ltd