I had a call from a parent this morning who asked me if I could explain the new and rather confusing child car seat regulations.
The quick and rather glib answer is that if your child is under twelve, then he or she is not allowed to have any short friends unless you happen to have a ready supply of car booster seats available. Otherwise, the police, in between fining mobile phone users and cyclists without bicycle bells, will be checking your vehicle at the road-block, soon to set-up permanently at the St Nicholas roundabout.
The more sensible answer is to visit the BBC website where all is explained, with some detail I didn’t know; i.e. whether the human rights act is a defense or not. Anyway, see what the BBC has to say here.