Re: Seat Belt Law on Side Facing seats
The law (UK):
If seats were fitted as standard and no seat belts were fitted then you do
not need to fit them. (also the case with the middle seat if you have no lap
I'd say the safest measure is to either:
1.) put them on a rear facing seat.
2.) (what I have done, though not as good as 1) put the wife in the back and
have both kids in the front.
"Huw" <hedydd[nospam]@tiscali.co.uk> wrote in message
> "Rob Hunt" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>>I have a 1984 V8 90 CSW. In the rear side facing seats I have fitted lap
>> belts for the kids at the request of SWMBO. What is the law regarding
>> restraints, as sitting them on boosters (they are 3 and 5) lifts them up
>> much so they bang their heads on cornering. Do they have to use
>> or not, I have looked at various websites but they only talk about front
>> facing seats.
> In an accident the side facing seats are intrinsically much less safe the
> forward facing seats in a modern vehicle that has crumple zones front and
> back with airbags sprouting from every hidden orifice.
> If you are *really* concerned with their safety and have a choice, while
> wishing to stick with Land Rover, choose a more modern design from the