So you have probably already heard very confusing whispers throughout last year about the possibility of a change to the child car seat laws. The main point to note is that Newly purchased booster seats will be banned for smaller children.
By law, all children must use a car seat until they are 12 years old or 135cm tall, whichever comes first.
From March, ‘backless’ booster seats will be banned for children shorter than 125cm and weighing less than 22kg
This change is in a bid to improve safety. Basically itjust means that most kids will have to spend longer using a high-backed child seat. HOWEVER The rules will only apply to new purchases, so drivers won’t be fined for using a booster seat bought before March. Meaning that there is no need to rush out and buy a new car seat for your child.... PHEW!