Almost two-thirds of parents in Britain are unaware of the rules regarding child car seats.

When quizzing 1,500 UK parents with children aged below 12 found that 66% were unaware of current child car seat laws. Only 13% could correctly detail the new rules set to arrive in March, while 56% were unaware the rules were about to change.

Currently, all children under the age of 12 or up to 135cm tall who are travelling in a vehicle must use the correct type of seat for their size. Also, children who weigh less than 15kg must use booster seats with backs irrespective of their height.

As of next month, children up to 125cm tall and 22kg in weight will require booster seats with backs.

This rule, however, only applies to seats which are bought after the new rule is officially introduced. Those who are caught flouting the rules will face a £100 fine.



Parents unaware of child car seat rules