Child seats and restraints

Properly fitted child seats and restraints are essential to protect children in the event of a crash. Use this page to access worldwide initiatives to encourage safer use of child restraints.

Visit the research library for evidence on the prevalence and risks of child restraint misuse.

Training course launched in wake of ‘appalling’ child seat stats
Transport Research Laboratory, UK, 7/10/15

An accredited course on fitting child seats is launched by TRL and Good Egg.

Twin Cities dads launch car seat technology to prevent leaving kids in hot cars
Minnesota, USA, 9/09/15

A Bluetooth device alerts parents if they accidentally leave their child alone in a car seat.

Age limit for mandatory child restraints raised
Transport Agency, New Zealand, 28/06/13

The upper age limit for mandatory child restraints in New Zealand is to be raised from four to seven years.

Child-sized crash test dummy introduced
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, USA, 09/03/12

A child crash test dummy will be used to evaluate USA made child safety seats and boosters for children weighing over 65 pounds.

New rules for child car seats in the UK
Department for Transport, UK, 01/01/08

Children up to age 12, or 135cm in height, must use a child restraint.

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