Road Rules For Little Passengers
As ‘Safety Leaders’ we want to make the ever-so confusing topic of car seat safety as simple and as straight forward as possible so that you are free to enjoy family life the way you want.
GUIDE TO CHOOSING A CHILD CAR SEAT
Up to 6 months
Must be secured in an approved, properly fastened and adjusted, rearward-facing child car seat.
‘Rear for a Year’ (at least)
0 - 12 months approx.
From 6 months up to 4 years
Must be secured in an approved, properly fastened and adjusted, rearward-facing child car seat or a forward-facing child car seat with an inbuilt harness.
Rearward-facing for longer
0 - 4 yrs approx.
From 4 years up to 8 years
Must be secured in an approved, properly fastened and adjusted, forward-facing child car seat with an inbuilt harness or an approved booster seat which is properly positioned and fastened.
Harnessed for longer
6 months - 8 yrs approx.
7 years and older
From 7 years of age children can travel in a car secured in either a booster seat or the car’s adult seat belt.
Safety beyond 7yrs / 135cm
4 yrs - 10 yrs approx.
SHOULDER HEIGHT MARKERS, HOW DO THEY WORK?
Shoulder height markers make it easy for parents to determine if a child car seat is suitable for their child and when the child needs to move to the next child car seat.
Height Markers, located on the inner side of the seat, prompt parents and carers to ensure their child’s seats, and associated harnesses, are moved or adjusted at the right stages of the child’s development to maintain optimised safety.
Lower Shoulder Height Marker
Upper Shoulder Height Marker
Height Markers that tells you when to change