Lucinda Dore Solicitor is often asked this question by her clients and fellow parents so we thought we would clarify this for people.
* We can tell you that the simple answer is YES - if your child is under 12 years old or less than 135 cm tall.
* If they are over 12 or 135 cm tall they do not have to use a child car seat but they must wear a seatbelt if there is one available.
Don't forget that it is the drivers responsibility to ensure this law is complied with and a Fixed Penalty Notice (£100) can be issued if child seat laws are broken. Find all the Government guidance here:- https://www.gov.uk/child-car-seats-the-rules
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