New Child Car Seat Legislation Introduced

New child car seat legislation has been introduced to offer better protection for children.

Child car seats approved under the new standard will offer improved safety features, including a new sizing system (i-Size), to ensure that children are using the correct car seat.
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The new legislation, which implements a new EU safety standard for child car seats, has been approved by the Assembly and will become operational from 20 April 2015. By 2018, it is expected that the new arrangements will be standard across all vehicles.

The new i-Size system allows the seat to be secured to anchorage points in the car structure with a simple push and click movement. This addresses the uncertainty many feel when securing a child car seat using a seatbelt intended for an adult. The new i-Size standard will eventually replace the current child car seat standard.


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