Baby and Booster Seats for Children2017-06-06T22:16:30+00:00

Baby and Booster Seats for Children

Children-in-Car-Seats

Baby and Booster seats for children

The law requires all children travelling in the front or rear seat of any car must use the child car seat appropriate to their height until they are either 135 cm in height or 12 years old. Thereafter they must use an adult seat belt. There are very few exceptions.

It is the driver’s responsibility to ensure that children under the age of 14 years are restrained correctly in accordance with the law so if our drivers sometimes seem overly attentive to the securing of a child it is because that is our company ethos at Monarch Cabs. Insurance and legalities aside. To us, all of our passengers, particularly the children, are precious cargo.

The following table published by ChildCarSeats.org.uk in conjunction with RoSPA may be handy for clarity:

Person Front seat Rear seat Who is responsible?
Driver Seat belt must be worn if fitted Driver
Child up to three years of age Correct child restraint must be used The correct child restraint must be used. If one is not available in a licensed taxi or private hire vehicle, the child may travel unrestrained. Driver
Child from third birthday up to 135cms in height (approx 4’5″) or 12th birthday, whichever is reached first Correct child restraint must be used Where seat belts are fitted, the correct child restraint must be used.

The child must use an adult belt in the back seat if the correct child restraint is not available either:

    • In a licensed taxi or private hire vehicle
    • For a short distance in an unexpected necessity
    • If two occupied child restraints prevent fitting of a third.

A child three years and over may travel unrestrained in the back seat of a vehicle if seat belts are not fitted in the rear.

Driver
Child 12 or 13, or over 135 cm (approx 4′ 5″) in height Seat belt must be worn if fitted Seat belt must be worn if fitted Driver
Passengers aged 14 years and over Seat belt must be worn if fitted Seat belt must be worn if fitted Passenger