New Baby Seat Rules Considered Dangerous

Wednesday, 11. April 2012

Hi, Graham Hill here, thank you so much for visiting my blog, I hope you learn a lot and as a result end up driving a great car. In order to do so you can get all the information you need by buying my book, An Insider Guide To Car Finance or use me to finance your next car. Happy driving.

When my kids were young they could think of nothing more exciting on a trip than to be dropped into the boot of the car with a couple of cushions, a tube of Smarties each and a torch. These days you have to spend a fortune of Isofix adapted forward and backward baby seats followed by specially adapted seatbelts and child seats until they reach 22 years old or measure 6’ 2”. I’m actually a firm believer in safety belts and in car safety for children and no I never dropped my kids in the boot of my car – well not for long anyway, but the latest Government ruling, according to some young mums that I know, is ridiculous.

Apparently you now have to keep your babies in rear facing seats until the age of 15 months, up from 9 months. This apparently isn’t workable as most babies over 12 months are too tall to fit into rear facing seats comfortably. They end up with their knees just under their chins, unable to stretch their legs as they can in forward facing seats.

As one mum said, they should first of all tighten up on the women that refuse to properly secure their kids in the car before nit picking over the age that you can switch the baby seat from rear to forward facing. We thought the rules were there to save lives. Hear hear! By Graham Hill

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