Child seat regulations in Switzerland

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Here are the most important regulations concerning children transportation in Switzerland:

Babies and children must be correctly secured in a child’s car seat for their weight and age. The seat must bear the correct ECE security label. A proper restraint device (for example booster seats with or without back head support), which is admitted according to the ECE-convention Nr. 44, must be used on seats with 3-point safety belt for the transport of children. The first 2 digits of the verification code on the ECE-label must be 03 or 04.

Children under 12 years must sit in a special child seat if they are under 150 cm tall.

Children over 150 cm tall and children over 12 years of age must wear a seat belt.

On seats using pelvic restraints (older cars or minibuses), only children up to the age of 7 years must be secured using a children safety seat.
In principle children are allowed to sit on the front passenger seat regardless of their age. If your car is equipped with airbags, rear-facing car seats may only be used if the front airbag on the passenger’s side is deactivated.



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