Using child car seats

Regulations governing the use of child car seats came into force on 18 September 2006.

See GOV.UK website for a guide to these regulations. Alternatively visit the Good Egg Safety site for guidance and a downloadable app.

Where to get advice

Members of our Safety Education Team can provide advice on car occupant safety. They regularly visit ante and post natal groups at local clinics and around the Borough to discuss the choice and use of child car seats.


The FITSAFE / SITSAFE scheme is a partnership between the Council and local garages which offers free advice on the correct fitting of car seats

Participating garages:

Broad Lane Garage
Broad Lane, Hampton
Telephone: 020 8979 2233

Mercury Motors
Strawberry Vale
Telephone: 020 8892 4604

Further advice

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) is a useful source of general information. For more information about children's car seats, visit their child car seats website.

Updated: 6 November 2014