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is it a criminal offence to have a 14 month old child in a

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is it a criminal offence to have a 14 month old child in a car with no car seat fitted for a child ?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 years ago.

Thank you for your question. My name is XXXXX XXXXX I will try to help with this.

How tall is your child please?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

child is girl normal size for 14 months old.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 years ago.

And how tall is that?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

my granddaughter is a doctor and informs me that the child is 76cm.if you require any further information please let me know.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 years ago.
In that case it is unlawful.

The law now demands that any child travelling in any seat of a car must wear a child car seat until they are 12 years old or 135 cm.

In fairness, it is something that only leads to a fixed penalty fine generally rather than a criminal prosecution.

Can I clarify anything ?

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

no further information required .Thank You.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 years ago.

No problem and all the best.

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