UAE issues new law on children's car seats

The law takes into account weight of kids for seating norms

A new law on childrens' car seat installation has been passed by the Ministry of Interior's High Committee for Child Protection, reported 'Gulf News'.

Nasser Al Nuaimi, Secretary-General for the office of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, who heads the High Committee, said, "seat belts must be used for all children under 135cm or weigh less than 36kg."

Children, who are nursing or less than one year, must be seated in a child car seat to prevent their slipping off their car seats. For kids between six and nine months old, or those weighing under 10kg, seats must face the rear of the car.

Seats can face forward for children from nine months to four years of age and weighing 9kg-18kg. Seat boosters can be used for children four years to six years of age and weighing 15kg-25kg. Support cushions can be used for children between 6 and 11 years and weighing 22kg-36kg.

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