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2011/03/11 20:55:32 (permalink)

Car seats

The laws on car seats seem very restrictive.

http://www.childcarseats.org.uk/law/

I am going to visit some family by train tomorrow. In order to get from the station to their house I will either have to get a taxi or bring a car seat so that my daughter can legally travel in my uncle's car.

This seems unnecessarily restrictive, as there is no way that I can manage a car seat on the train with the buggy and the rest of our luggage.

How do the other parents on here manage? Or am I misinterpreting the rules somehow? A short journey of unexpected necessity is allowed without a car seat, but I can't see how you could pass a lift from the station off as unexpected.
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    dirtyvest
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    Re:Car seats 2011/03/11 20:59:27 (permalink)
    Taxis and emergency transit do not have a legal requirements for car seats. To and fro in your uncles car would be tho

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    The Truth
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    Re:Car seats 2011/03/11 21:07:36 (permalink)
    My daughter is slightly under the height required but if the seat belt adjusts and fits her properly (which is does always) I don't see the prob. Depends on your daughter being near the height restriction or not?
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    Varg
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    Re:Car seats 2011/03/11 21:25:13 (permalink)
    Yes it does seem a bit over the top.
    My kids rarely travel in other people's cars - only my parent's and they have seats.

    We have done without on a couple of occasions - quick lifts here and there.
    Yet if I drive through certain areas of town I will see small cars with two adults in the front and one or two adults plus 3 or 4 kids in the back - none with belts on.

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    Re:Car seats 2011/03/11 22:13:19 (permalink)
    Taxi is the only option.
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