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[17] Daolu Jiaotong Anquan Fa [Law of the People’s Republic of China on Road Traffic Safety] (promulgated by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress on Oct. 28, 2003, last amended Apr. 22, 2011, effective May 1, 2011), http://www.gov.cn/flfg/2011-04/25/content_1851694.htm (English translation from Westlaw China edited by author).

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The use of seat belts by children is required by the National Road Traffic Regulations,[45] subsidiary legislation to the National Road Traffic Act.[46]  This Law states that the driver of a motor vehicle must ensure that a child (all persons between the ages of three and fourteen except those taller than “one comma five meters”) in the vehicle uses a child restraint if one is available, or wears a seat belt in a seat that is equipped with one.[47]  If no seat belt is available and the vehicle is equipped with a rear seat, the driver must ensure that the child is seated in the rear seat.[48]

Republic Act 8750 (the Seat Belts Use Act of 1999) of the Philippines requires drivers of public and private vehicles to use seat belts and automobile manufacturers to install seat belts in all vehicles.[40]  It also provides that “[i]nfants and/or children with ages six (6) years and below [sic] shall be prohibited to sit [sic] in the front seat of any running motor vehicle.”[41]  Additional legislation specifically providing requirements applicable to child restraint systems could not be located.

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The basic design provides better protection against collisions with side impact. This EU innovation was introduced after a Swedish study found young children using these were 75%% safer than those in front-facing seats.

In Singapore, provisions on seat belts and child restraints are contained in the Road Traffic Act (Chapter 276), Road Traffic (Motor Vehicles, Wearing of Seat Belts) Rules 2011 (No. S 688).[42]   According to the Rules, the driver and every passenger of a motor vehicle are required to wear a body-restraining seat belt or a lap belt wherever available.[43]  A passenger shorter than 1.35 meters in height is required to be properly secured by an approved child restraint.[44]  

Every car built after 2011 includes Isofix. Just check with your car manufacturer or manual if you’re unsure whether you have this additional safety feature in your car. You can also check for staple-shaped fittings between the back and bottom of the seat.

What happens if a licenced taxi or minibus driver does not provide the correct car seat? In these cases children can travel without using one providing they travel on a rear seat. The child must sit behind the driver and:

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Aside from improving safety, Isofix also provide children with a leg support system. This also stops seats from tipping forward in a crash. They’re adjustable, and should be altered according to your child’s size.

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The use of seat belts is mandatory in Brazil for the driver and passengers on all roads of the national territory, except when otherwise regulated by the National Council of Traffic (Conselho Nacional de Trânsito, CONTRAN).>[6  Children less than ten years of age must be transported in the rear seats, except when otherwise regulated by CONTRAN.[7]  On May 28, 2008, CONTRAN issued Resolution No. 277, which regulates the transportation of children who are less than ten years of age and requires the use of restraint devices for the transportation of children in motor vehicles.[8]


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