How significant is the child car seat in the UK?

The ideal child seat would not only suit the size and weight of the child, but also comes fitted correctly heeding to the instructions provided by the manufacturer.
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Jan. 16, 2010 - PRLog -- The main concept behind the child car seat in the United Kingdom is the safety it provides for the children while travelling in cars. It is explained that while a child travelling in a car unrestrained is more likely to be thrown about inside the car at the instance of even a minor crash, causing mayhem to itself as well as to others in the car, a child seat suiting its size and weight can ensure its priceless safety greatly even in more severe crashes.

An ideal child seat is one that is compliant with the standard set by the United nations. As a matter of fact, the child restraints sold in the United Kingdom such as child seats, baby seats, booster cushions and booster seats must be compliant with the ECE R44.03 or the augmented R44.04 regulation standards of the United Kingdom. Furthermore, the ideal child seat would not only suit the size and weight of the child, but also comes fitted correctly heeding to the instructions provided by the manufacturer.

It has been often seen retailers in the UK describing the child restraints using the term 'stages'.According to this, Stage 1 includes Group 0 referring to babies weighing up to 10kgs from the birth day to six months and Group 0+ which is for the babies weighing up to 13kgs from the birthday to twelve to fifteen months. Rearward-facing baby seats are good examples for this.

Under Stage 2 one gets Group 1 seats that are meant for children coming under the weight group of between 9 and 18 kgs from nine months to four years. Here comes the forward-facing child seat. Group 2 and 3 comes under Stage 3 and 4 where you have booster seats and booster cushions for children weighing anything between fifteen to twenty five kgs (four to six years of age roughly), and between twenty two to thirty six kgs from roughly six to eleven years, respectively.

Meanwhile, the UK law regarding the child restraints requires every child travelling in a car to engage the appropriate child restraint until he/she attains either the height of 135 cm or twelve years of age (whichever is reached first). After the child reaching this point, it is the regulation seat belt for it as well. The law also stresses that it is the responsibility of the driver to make sure that children coming under the group of below-14 are correctly restrained as per the legal recommendations.

Many car rental firms operating in the United Kingdom such as Car-Hire-UK provides crucial advice on the context at the time of the rental or even on calling on them through their websites, phones or chat. As a matter of fact, Car-Hire-UK is one car hire company in Britain that has engaged staff to educate the customers unaware of it personally and profoundly before their starting up with the drive.

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