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jaycey001
07-06-2017, 06:48
Hi

I have heard that it is illegal for any child to sit in the front seat of a car/motor home in Spain (and possibly France). We are driving over through France and Spain next month, we have a suitable 2 point harness child seat for our eldest so she can sit in the back (we only have 2 point lap belts in the back). However it is not possible to get a rear facing car seat that will take a 2 point harness, so our youngest will be travelling in the front passenger seat as this is the safest for her. Seeing as this is the only secure and suitable fixing point do you think it would be acceptable?

I understand I may have to argue my point but I would be grateful if anyone has any comments or experiences on this.

Many Thanks

James

oldish hippy
07-06-2017, 06:58
try phoning or looking online at the car hire companys and see what they say they should be up to date with information

AndyR
07-06-2017, 07:15
I found this. Not an official website but the advice seems to fit what I recall reading somewhere else when we first went over with kids a few years back .....

Driving in France with Children - Rules and Regulations - Driving In France (https://driving-france.co.uk/driving-in-france-with-children/)

Quote: Firstly, children 10 years and under are not permitted to travel in the front passenger seat of a vehicle except under certain circumstances. These include if there is no rear seat fitted in that vehicle, there are no rear seat belts in the vehicle (which is more for older vehicles), if the rear seats of the vehicle are already being occupied by other children under the age of 10 and if the child is a baby, is in a suitable rear facing baby seat and the passenger airbag is turned off.

BKen2
09-06-2017, 07:33
With regards to Spain have a look here

Children In Cars | N332 - Driving In Spain (http://n332.es/?s=children+in+cars)

Brian k

kenspain
09-06-2017, 12:03
Hi

I have heard that it is illegal for any child to sit in the front seat of a car/motor home in Spain (and possibly France). We are driving over through France and Spain next month, we have a suitable 2 point harness child seat for our eldest so she can sit in the back (we only have 2 point lap belts in the back). However it is not possible to get a rear facing car seat that will take a 2 point harness, so our youngest will be travelling in the front passenger seat as this is the safest for her. Seeing as this is the only secure and suitable fixing point do you think it would be acceptable?

I understand I may have to argue my point but I would be grateful if anyone has any comments or experiences on this.

Many Thanks

James

This is from my son Children must be in the rear seats on an Approved seat . If not he would have to give you a fine

REC
09-06-2017, 18:03
Seems to also depend on her height? If she is over 135cm looks like she could have a booster car seat in the front preferably with head restraint. Really difficult to sort out as different in each country! Wondered if the AA could advise?


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