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Child safety

Choosing and using in-car child restraints

Two thirds of child fatalities in the under–four age group occur in cars. Choosing the correct car safety seat for your child is vital.  It’s also important to know that it is the driver’s responsibility to ensure that all persons under the age of 17 are correctly restrained when travelling in their vehicle.

Follow the links below to read advice and tips from AA Car Insurance about suitable child seats for your car.

Child safety dos and don'ts
Things to consider when choosing and using child seats.

Seat belt and child restraint law
What you need to know about the law on seat belts.

Choosing a car seat
What you need to know when deciding on the car seat that's best for your child.

Types of child seat

Infant carriers

Child seats

Booster seats

Booster cushions  

Front or back seat?

Fitting seats
How to secure a child seat safely.

The ISOFIX system  
An alternative to fitting child seats with adult seat belts.

Releasing buckles
How to prevent your child from undoing the seat harness while you are driving.

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