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September 27, 2012 at 12:54 pm #15138AnonymousInactive
gosh that’s mad the guards don’t know the rules!
I know!September 27, 2012 at 12:54 pm #124719JedtMember
Very informative for anyone with a baby or small child or child up to the age of 11 about what the law requires for children in cars.
Thanks to Aon Insure for putting this together.September 28, 2012 at 7:05 pm #124754
It doesnt state about children who travel in the front seat in a booster… When i carpool i have to put my 7 year old in the front seat in a booster, he is very tall he is over 4ft tall, im 5’4 and he is up to my shoulder.
I would love to find out if he is allowed travel in the front, i know the law allowed it but i think it has changedSeptember 28, 2012 at 8:11 pm #124756FabienneMember
Sabbi I didn’t know about caT seat 😆 😆 😆
Taylor, I think there is a very ridiculous rule, about been allowed in the front in Ireland only from age 14!
worth to be checked as I really don’t know for sure.
Let me know, curious about it.September 28, 2012 at 9:00 pm #124357
Would you believe i rang the Garda Station about this a few weeks ago as a neighbour said i could get penilty points with ds in the front…. 2 Garda had a chat and they hadnt a clue, they guessed that maybe he is better in the back, but i said if i have 4 kids in the car can the biggest child go in the front in a car seat…. im sure its okay is what i was told!!October 1, 2012 at 8:24 am #124761munchinParticipant
gosh that’smad the guards don’t know the rules!October 4, 2012 at 9:12 am #124838twinkParticipant
The law is that if a child is required to sit in the front seat of the vehicle, they must be in a suitable seat for their age and must be restrained ie. seatbelt or appropriate child restraint- to be sitting on the chair and not in a seat then they must be 150 cm or a certain weight(?) , but if you look at them in the seat, the seat belt must be fitting them safely, you will be able to see if it is not. hthOctober 6, 2012 at 1:01 pm #124897Maria30Member
The top fella from the AA was on the radio a few weeks ago talking about this ( I cant remember his name). He said exactly what twink said and also suggested putting the front passenger seat back as far as you could if you couldnt switch off the airbag as the airbag going off could cause injury to a child if they are too close to itOctober 6, 2012 at 10:23 pm #124904
Thanks Girls my seat is well back, he is 7 and up to my shoulder, he sits on a booster seat…. did anyone see the Daily Star a friends daughter was in a crash, a 20 tonne truck crashed onto her daddys van, she unclipped her belt and jumped over onto her daddys lap, seconds before the truck crashed down on the van!October 7, 2012 at 9:09 pm #124913libby1Participant
Thats horrible – Shock of it all 🙁 🙁October 7, 2012 at 10:07 pm #124914
I know Libby, she didnt even go to hospital, there was a doctor in a car behind. The mam said she has a little bruise on her hip and on her arm.November 13, 2012 at 9:44 am #125598AnonymousInactive
Have any of you used a Tiny Traveller car seat insert? http://www.teddyandme.co.uk/company.asp?ID=102 It is recommended by midwives and Special Care Baby Units – ideal for smaller babies as it supports the spine, head and body and can be used in a buggy or swing seat too.
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