Child Car Seat Advice
Many parents may be confused by the news that booster cushion regulations may change soon.
Susan Storch, Chair of Road Safety Wales, explains the current situation: "Any changes will only apply to new backless booster seats (booster cushions) entering the market, not ones which are already in use and meet existing safety standards."
“Parents, carers and professionals working with children, who currently use a booster cushion that complies with the existing regulations will not be breaking the law if they continue to use them after the rule change. You will not be required to buy a replacement booster seat to meet this change.”
Under the new regulations, backless booster cushions available for sale will only be approved for children over 125cm and weighing more than 22kg. These will be clearly labelled as only suitable for children over that height and weight.
Road Safety Wales welcomes the forthcoming new regulations, as backless child restraints offer far less protection in the event of a collision.
This video, made by Carmarthenshire’s Road Safety Team, explains the regulations.