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Rules for Car seats for children


Could someone please tell me if there are rules for transporting children in cars. If yes, then;

Up to what age or weight do they need to be in a child's car seat?
At what age or weight can they sit in the front passenger seat?


Assuming you can read French, here is a pretty good summary:

The important point is the law says that if your child is less than 1.35m you need an appropriate car seat.

Just be careful though if you are a regular traveller to other EU countries as there is not an EU standard and quite a few countries have different standards for age / weight / height. For example, if you travel regularly to Germany, the threshold is 1.5m.

Apr 6, 2021 13:31

Thank you ANON.
I found the information useful.

Apr 8, 2021 09:55