Travelling with kids this summer?

Booster Seat Laws.

Are you travelling with kids this summer and worried about booster seat laws etc?  Luckily if you're driving the family to the continent this summer we have put together a handy guide for you for some of the most popular destinations in the EU.  If you are a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle or any adult travelling with kids it is vitally important that you understand the legal requirements for booster seat laws in the EU.  Whilst the UN ECE R4404 covers the car booster seat legislation in general, some countries apply the law slightly differently.

Have a look at the table below for guidelines on using appropriate restraints for passengers/children in each country.

  Country Age   height up to  
UK 4-11 and 1.35m  
  Germany 12 and 1.5m  
  Gibraltar 12 and 1.35m  
  Spain 12 and 1.35m  
  Portugal 12 and 1.35m  
  Austria 14 and 1.5m  
  France 10 and 1.35m  
  Malta 3-10 and 1.5m - They may use an adult belt if a suitable restraint is not available.  
  Italy 4-11 and 1.35m  
  Norway na   1.35m  
  Netherlands 18 and 1.35m  
  Poland 12 and 1.5m  
  Sweden 15 and 1.35m  
  Switzerland 12 and 1.5m  

If the country you are travelling to does not appear or if you require any further information please visit