The safest way for children to travel in cars is in a child seat that is suitable for their weight and size.
Even in a minor crash, an unrestrained child would be thrown about inside the vehicle, injuring themselves and others. They could be thrown from the car through one of the windows. Click on the link below for advice on keeping your children safe when they travel in cars.
Visit www.gov.uk/child-car-seats-the-rules for further information.