Belfast Telegraph

New seatbelt law approved

The Northern Ireland Assembly has approved a seatbelt law offering better protection for children.

It allows a car seat to be secured to anchorage points in the car to ensure it remains in place throughout a journey and means parents will not have to use an adult belt to secure the seat.

Environment minister Mark H Durkan said: "These new safety standards are welcome. They will provide parents with further assurance for the safety of children as they travel as passengers in cars on Northern Ireland roads.

"Ultimately however, all of us using the road must take personal responsibility for our attitudes and behaviours on the roads."

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