In 2006, the law surrounding the use of child car seats was changed. The aim of the change was to save children’s’ lives – as many as 2,000 per year, according to government estimates at the time.
The problem was that children had to rely on adult seat belts to keep them safe. Adult seat belts don’t fit children’s bodies – meaning that in a collision, the seat belts can do as much harm as good.
The solution was a more comprehensive set of child restraint requirements than before. These apply to cars, vans, motorhomes and other goods vehicles.
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