Tots Holiday Advice and Tips: Car seat laws in Italy
Wherever you drive, the safety of all your passengers will always be a top priority – but it’s good to know that the law’s on your side too!
If you’re taking your own car to Italy the rules are very simple; children (and all passengers) must be secured according to UK legislation.
If you’re hiring or borrowing a car, the following checklist will help to avoid any unnecessary complications with the Polizia di Stato:
- All passengers must wear any fitted seat belts
- Children under 36 kg (97 pounds) or 150 cm (4 ft, 9 in) must use appropriate child restraints, as follows.
- Babies weighing up to 4 kg (9 pounds), must be in a rear-facing car seat attached to the back seat.
- If your child weighs less than 18 kg (39 pounds) they must use a child car seat.
- If your child weighs more than 18kg (39 pounds), they can use a booster seat bringing them up to the right height to safely use the car’s fitted seat belts.