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    How do you call those small chairs that children use when sitting in the back seat of a car? Are these chairs mandatory in English speaking countries? If they are, what happens when an adult has to give a ride to a childīs friend? Are there penalties if the friend is not using the chair?

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    Default Re: chairs for children

    Just in case you are interested, the chair they sit in at the table are called "high chairs" in the US. Now your US child-seat vocabulary is richer.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    BTW, was my question correct and clear? Any petty or gross mistakes? Can I ask "how do you call....."?

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    Default Re: chairs for children

    For info, in the UK, they're usually called either "child seats" or "car seats".

    In the UK, the law states that a child under 3 must be in the appropriate travel seat whether in the front or the back (except in a taxi!). Over the age of 3 they must travel in the correct child seat until the age of 12 or until they are 135cm in height, whichever happens first. After that, they must use the adult seatbelt whether in the front or the back. It is the driver's responsibility to ensure that all children in their vehicle are appropriately restrained.

    All adults must use a seatbelt in the front or the back, where there is a seatbelt fitted.

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    Default Re: chairs for children

    I'm always telling my son to sit up straight when we drive past the police station on the way back from school - I keep forgetting his seat at my ex's.

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