All vehicle passengers need to be correctly restrained by seat belts or safety seats to avoid injury in the case of road traffic accidents. Children are among the most precious and vulnerable of passengers, being smaller, still developing and less aware of dangers. Specially designed child car seats reduce the risk of injury to children by 82% and reduce the risk of death by 28% when compared to children wearing seat belts alone.
Even if they are wearing a seat belt, normal car seats offer far less security to a baby or small child, and will not protect them in the event of sudden swerving or stopping, or if you are involved in a car crash.9
Babies should always be in a rear-facing car seat until they are at least 24 months of age. Children should travel in a child car seat with a functioning harness until they are seven years of age, while children between 8-12 years old will likely require a booster seat to remain safe when travelling.
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