Legislation was introduced in 2007 requiring children in cars to travel in the appropriate child restraint until they reach either 135cm (4ft 5in) in height or 12 years of age.
Approximately 7 out of 10 child seats are not fitted correctly or used properly.
Injuries to children can be significantly reduced if they use a suitable child restraint. Child restraints come in wide variety - baby seats, child seats, booster seats and booster cushions. They must carry the United Nations 'E' mark or the BS 'Kitemark'.
If you are unsure that you have fitted your child seat correctly please contact the Road Safety Team on 01624 686671 who will be happy to advise and check the seat is fitted correctly in your vehicle.
The Child Car Seat Information - Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) website has additional information, which is useful for guidance purposes. Please be aware that Manx law varies slightly to the UK's in this area, including that the distance over which a child can be carried without a car seat in an unexpected necessity is a maximum of 5 miles on the Isle of Man.