Car seat regulations in Croatia


Children below 12 years of age are not allowed to travel as a front seat passenger in Croatia following the traffic rules set by the nation. The only exception can be of a child under 2 years who can be seated in a suitable child seat in the front however, it is compulsory in such case that the seat is fitted facing the opposite direction of travel and the passenger airbags must be turned off.

It is mandatory for children from 2 to 5 years of age to be seated in an appropriate safety child seat and a suitable child restraint should be used for other children who are below 12 years of age. Booster seats are also used wherever necessary in accordance with the height of the child. There are special 3 point seat belts for children between 2 to 5 years of age which must be taken care of.

Children below the age of 12 are strictly prohibited from sitting in passenger seats and it is compulsory for children younger than 5 years to use a seatbelt and be seated in a child seat in the back seat of the vehicle. The seat of children below 5 years of age should be in accordance to his/her size on the rear seat.

Taxi drivers in this country are not obliged to provide or have child seats, though some companies may provide one on request.


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