"A child under the age of 3 can travel with no child car seat, if there are two occupied car seats which prevents the fitment of a third."
Let's have a look at what the law says in regards to under three's travelling with no child car seat:
"All children under the age of 12 years old or 135cm must travel in an appropriate child restraint.
Exceptions for children under 3 years of age:
May travel unrestrained in the rear of a taxi or private hire vehicle."
There are no other exceptions that apply to under 3s. If you have to get three children in your car, they must all be in a suitable child car seat. It is also vital that the child car seat fit into the car and are fitted correctly. If you can't get three suitable child car seats in the car, the children cannot travel in the car.
Exceptions for over threes
Over 3s may travel in the rear of the car, and must wear the adult seat belt in the following situations:
- Two OCCUPIED restraints prevents the fitment of a third.
- When travelling in a taxi or private hire vehicle.
- On short, unexpected journey's of ABSOLUTE necessity.