The European Union has made it compulsory to fit baby seats for children under the age of three.

The European Union has made it compulsory to fit baby seats for children under the age of three.

According to , motorists will have three years to ensure their cars have proper child restraints.

"There will be no more toddlers sitting on granny's knee or rolling around with the groceries in the back of the car," said British Labour parliamentarian Mark Watts.

"At just 48 km/h, an unrestrained child takes on the weight of a 3,5-ton baby elephant," Watts said.

Children older than three years will be allowed to use adult seatbelts, but only if they are sitting on a cushion which will make them the correct height for the seat belts to work.

The EU also ruled that children in coaches and mini-buses must use seat-belts which bus companies have been ordered to install, but it has not been compulsory to use them up till now.

Original article from Car