Laws for childrens car seats abroad


Do you know the laws for childrens car seats abroad ? 56 per cent of parents are not clear on the rules and regulations of travelling with kids in road vehicles in the UK, so it’s guaranteed there will be confusion about when on holiday!

New research has found that over a third (36 per cent) of parents have been left without a suitable child restraint when using a vehicle abroad.

The research, by mifold and conducted with road safety charity BRAKE, raises serious questions about children’s car safety being compromised, with 17 per cent of parents allowing their child to travel in a car on holiday, in the UK or abroad, without being suitably secured.

Worryingly, the survey of 2,000 parents, found that 56 per cent of parents admit they are not clear on the rules and regulations of travelling with kids in road vehicles in the UK. This figure is likely to be higher when it comes to European and international laws. To help families travel safely this summer, mifold has created a guide to car seat safety laws both at home and abroad.

It may also be this uncertainty that accounts for the 43 per cent of parents who opt to carry a bulky car seat on the off-chance they might need one.

A straw poll of 45 parents carried out on Facebook revealed that the most popular items packed in hand luggage for stress-free air travel with little ones includes wipes, snacks, a tablet, books, sweets, a change of clothing, children’s paracetamol and headphones!

infographic on international car seat law

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