Safety seats and harnesses for children

The law requires all children travelling in cars to use the correct child restraint until they are either 135 cm in height or the age of 12 (which ever they reach first). After this they must use an adult seat belt. There are very few exceptions and it is the driver’s responsibility to ensure that children under the age of 14 years are restrained correctly in accordance with the law.

For information on the law, carrying children safety and choosing and using child safety seats go to Child Car Seats

From the moment you know you are pregnant, you will need to start thinking about road safety for you and your new child. Studies show that parents of babies and children from birth to five years of age have the following road safety concerns: In-car safety, pushchair/buggy safety plus driveway and car park safety.

The Sussex Safer Roads Partnership is committed to working with expectant and new parents to help them keep themselves and their babies safe on the roads. You can download their advice booklet Bump To Toddler covering road safety from pregnancy to the time your child learns to walk and beyond, the booklet is a useful resource which has been well received by parents throughout Sussex.