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Northern Ireland Amends Motor Vehicles Regulations for Children

March 16, 2015

The government of Northern Ireland has announced and released their amended regulation for the use of seat belts and restraints by children in motor vehicles. The published regulation is the amended regulation of The Motor Vehicles (Wearing of Seat Belts) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1993.

The amendments include:

  • Definition of child restraint including seat belt marked in accordance with paragraphs 4, 5.4 and 5.6 of Regulation Number 129 of the Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations on uniform provisions concerning the approval of enhanced Child Restraint Systems used on board of motor vehicles (regulation 2(2))
  • A new description of seat belts that may be worn by children. The new description states: “Allowed child restraints for children must bear the markings required under paragraphs 4, 5.4 and 5.6 of Regulation 129 of the Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations on uniform provisions concerning the approval of enhanced Child Restraint Systems used on board of motor vehicles (regulation 2(2)
  • This regulation shall come into force April 20, 2015.

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