Is it possible to transport children without child seats in a car
Surely any parent has heard something about the fact that the transportation of children under the age of 12 in a car is allowed only in a special child seat. Is it really so and what are the threats to violators? What is the worst transportation of children without children's chairs and what to do if there is no seat, and to go on the road is necessary?
Why do I need a car seat?
If the family has a car, conscious parents most often buy a car seat. The device allows to release the hands of the mother when the child is very small, or to entertain the preschooler on the road, using special stands for playing and eating. But often transportation of children without children's chairs is carried out even on a family car. A common situation: the spouses have one car, and the child travels rarely enough, for example, once a month to the clinic and sometimes to visit relatives. From the economic point of view, it is really cheaper to pay a penalty than to purchase a special seat. What can I say about hitchhiking and taxi: of course, when you urgently need to get somewhere, parents, without hesitation, put the children next to or held. But do not forget the safety of the baby. In the event of an accident or a normal sudden braking, the child may be injured, sometimes very serious.
Is it possible to transport children without child seats?
The main function of the car seat is to fix the kid's body with seat belts. And if the seats for the youngest are cradles, with a sleeping position and table or shelf fastenings, preschool chairs often do not have a backrest, their task is to lift the child up against the strap. We return to the legislation of the Russian Federation: the wording says that the child should be properly fastened with a car seat or other device that can help in this. In practice, however, such a transportation of a child without an armchair will still be fined. The traffic police officers rarely believe that a blanket or a pillow can help the child to stay in the car with great comfort.
How can you organize the transportation of the child?
Often, problems arise when ordering a taxi. Penalties for the lack of a child seat are quite high, and many drivers prefer to refuse to transport passengers with children, thereby violating the rules of traffic rules, in the absence of a seat. At the same time there are special services specializing in the transportation of babies. In any case, if transportation of children on the bus does not suit you, when ordering a taxi it makes sense to indicate the wishes for a special seat. Do not forget to name the age, weight and height of a small passenger: after all, all the car seats are different. Prepare for the fact that for a trip in a car with a child seat will have to overpay a little. If you decide at your own risk and risk carrying a child, putting a pillow under his back and fastening with a belt, do not forget that it is allowed only in the back seat. But children's car seats can be installed anywhere, provided that their mountings are compatible with the front seat. And yet, transporting children without children's chairs is a dangerous exercise, do not spare money to buy a thing, the absence of which can cost your child health, and even life.