Surely adult seat belts are OK for older children?
• ·Adult seat belts are best for people over 150 cms (approx 5′) in height and with an adult bone structure. Children need to use child seats and boosters to be safe – they put them in the right position to benefit from the adult seat belt properly. • ·The lap belt element of an adult seat belt needs to go as low as possible over the stomach. Therefore a child needs to be boosted up so the adult belt fits properly. If not, the adult belt sits too high over the stomach and in a crash there is a risk of damage to internal organs as well as slipping out under the belt.