New rules for traveling with children, car hire menorca

If you are traveling with children you must take into account the new regulations both for everyday use and for the use of rental cars.

Since last October 1 2015 came into force amending the Rules of the road with a new article which sets new standards to ensure the safety of children when traveling by car. The aim of the changes established is to raise public awareness of the importance of the use of child restraint systems and thereby reduce the risk of injury in an accident. For this it has made it a priority to those children who do not reach a certain height always occupy the rear seat of the vehicle. Where there is more likely to emerge unscathed from an accident.

being specific, the legislation provides that minors with a height equal to or less than 1.35 meters shall be seated in the rear seats of the vehicle using child restraints. However, three exceptions have been established by which the child itself could ride in the front seat:

If the vehicle has no rear seats.

If all rear seats are also occupied by lower height exceeding 135 cm.

When the rear seats is not possible to install the child restraint system. This case concerns, for example, the vehicle does not have rear seat belts.

In any case, it is essential that children always travel with the system appropriate to their size and weight regulation because they reduce deaths by 75% and 90% of injuries. If marked exceptions should ride in the front seat, they must do so in the opposite direction to the march and the passenger airbag disconnected.

Failure to comply with this new Article 117 of the Rules of the road can mean reason fine of 200 euros and a loss of 3 points of the card, plus the possible detention of the vehicle.

In our car hire company in Menorca we offer you baby seats and lifters to travel with children with complete security.