Q. I was asked to drive one of my eight-year-old daughter’s friends home in my car without a car seat. Is this legal?
A. Children must use a child seat or booster until they are 12 years old or 135cm (4ft 5in) tall. It is the driver’s responsibility to ensure this. There are some exceptions. Children aged three and over can travel without a child seat if the journey is unexpected, necessary and short.
Emma Smith is a journalist specialising in consumer issues and is a regular Driving contributor — read more from Emma here.
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