"It is OK for your child to not use a car seat on short journeys" - FACT or MYTH?


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MYTH!

 

This is perhaps one of the most commonly misunderstood exceptions to the law, and the one most often misused.

 

What does The Law say?


The law states that a child over the age of 3 may travel without a child restraint, on short journeys of unexpected necessity.  The child must use the adult seat belt.

 

What is unexpected necessity?

 

 

 

 

What sort of journeys are not acceptable uses of this exception?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Has this law exception for short journeys ever confused you?


Read our blog on the other car seat law exceptions.


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