Child Car Seat Rules Netherlands
Please note:The technical requirements that apply to child car seats in the Netherlands differ from those of other EU Member States. If a child car seat is already permitted in another EU Member State, the Dutch government may only prohibit its sale in the Netherlands in exceptional cases.
It’s also important to check to see if your car is actually able to support the addition of a child seat. As well as this, decide what kind of device you want to attach the seat with. This will be either a belt or LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) system. Remember, some Isofix seats might be too advanced for older cars.
Height-based 'i-Size' car seats must be rear-facing until your child turns 15 months old. Afterwards, your child can use a forward-facing car seat. You must check the seating installation and ensure it is suitable for your child's height.
 Road Traffic Signs and Regulations in the Netherlands (Abridged version of the 1990 Traffic Rules and Signs Regulations (RVV 1990) for instructional use) 36–40 (Jan. 16, 2013), http://www.government.nl/documents-and-publications/leaflets/2013/01/16/road-traffic-signs-and-regulations-in-the-netherlands.html.
 Car Seat and Booster Seat Legislation Chart in Canada, Car Safety and Kids (Jan. 2013), http://carsafetyandkids.ca/user_uploads/Car_Seat_and_Booster_Seat_Legislation_Chart_Jan_2013.pdf; see also Child Passenger Safety: Canada, AAA Digest of Motor Laws(2012), http://drivinglaws.aaa.com/laws/child-passenger-safety/#quickjumpCanada.
Article 4 of Ministerial Decree 2777 of 2000 requires the driver and any individual in the front passenger seat to wear a seat belt. However, it does not require children in the vehicle to wear a seat belt. Article 5 of the Decree prohibits children under seven from sitting in the front passenger seat.
All of Australia’s states and territories have their own laws with respect to road safety. However, model laws known as the Australian Road Rules have been adopted by all of the jurisdictions, including provisions requiring the use of seat belts and child restraints.
Federal manufacturing requirements for design and testing of child restraint systems and booster seats can be found in the Motor Vehicle Restraint Systems and Booster Seats Safety Regulations, issued pursuant to the Motor Vehicle Safety Act.
 Reglement verkeersregels en verkeerstekens 1990 [Traffic Rules and Signs Regulations 1990] (July 26, 1990, as last amended Nov. 26, 2013, in force on Jan. 1, 2014), http://wetten.overheid.nl/BWBR0004825/HoofdstukII/ 26a/geldigheidsdatum_27-02-2014.
Booster seats are effectively one step up from a regular child car seat, but aimed at slightly older children. From February 2017, manufacturers have been restricted from producing backless versions of these seats.
 Motor Vehicle Act Regulations, B.C. Reg. 26/58 (as amended through Jan. 30, 2014), http://bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/complete/statreg/26_58_00. For an overview of car safety requirements for children in British Columbiasee Seat Belts, Car Seats and Booster Seats, British Columbia Ministry of Justice, http://www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/osmv/road-safety/seatbelts.htm (last visited Apr. 23, 2014).
 Road Traffic Act 1988, c. § 15, http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1988/52/contents; Motor Vehicles (Wearing of Seat Belts by Children in Front Seats) Regulations 1993, SI 1993/31, http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/ 1993/31/contents/made; Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986, SI 1986/1078, reg. 47, http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1986/1078/regulation/47/made (for construction of child seats). See also Highway Code, rules 99–102, https://www.gov.uk/rules-drivers-motorcyclists-89-to-102/seat-belts-and-child-restraints-99-to-102 (last updated Jan. 13, 2014).