Baby and child car seat laws explained

Child-seat laws seem like one of those inarguable givens, like regulations forbidding you to murder your mother-in-law or to keep a killer whale as a pet (they like mother-in-law for breakfast).

Almost everyone who has children will tell you that they are irresistibly driven by a deep-seated and primeval fear to do everything possible to protect their unique and wonderful offspring, so they’re happy to go by the book when it comes to child seats in cars.