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Transporting children safely CONTROLS
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Transporting children safely
The right place for
children
Do not leave children unattended in the
vehicle; otherwise, they could endanger
themselves and/or other persons by opening the
doors, for example.<
Children should always sit in the rear
Accident research has shown that the safest
place for children is on the rear seat.
Only transport children under the age of
13 or smaller than 5 ft/150 cm in the rear
in a child restraint system suitable for their age,
weight and size. Otherwise, there is an
increased risk of injury in the event of an
accident.<
Children 13 years of age or older must be
buckled in with a safety belt as soon as there
no longer is any child restraint system that is
appropriate for their age, size and weight.
Only install child seats in the rear when the
rear seat backrest is folded all the way
back and engaged. Otherwise, there is an
increased risk of injury in the event of an
accident.<
Exception for front passenger seat
Front passenger airbags
Should it be necessary to use a child
restraint system on the front passenger
seat, the front and side airbags must be deacti-
vated. Otherwise, there is an increased risk of
injury to the child if the airbags deploy, even if
the child is seated in a child restraint system.<
For more information on automatic deactivation
of the front passenger airbags, refer to page 76.
Child restraint systems,
installation
Observe the child restraint system manu-
facturer's instructions when selecting,
installing and using child restraint systems.
Otherwise, the protective effect may be
diminished.<
On the front passenger seat
After installing a child restraint system on
the front passenger seat, make sure that
the front and side airbags for the front passen-
ger are deactivated; otherwise, there is an
increased risk of injury if the airbags deploy.<
Seat position
Before installing a child restraint system, move
the front passenger seat as far back and up
* as
possible to obtain the best possible position for
the belt. Do not change the seat position after
this.
Child seat security
All rear safety belts and the safety belt for the
front passenger can be prevented from being
pulled out in order to secure child restraint
systems.
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Mini John Cooper Works 2011 Owners Manual Summary of Content

Transporting children safely CONTROLS 43Transporting children safelyThe right place for childrenDo not leave children unattended in the vehicle; otherwise, they could endanger themselves and/or other persons by opening the doors, for example.Children should always sit in the rearAccident research has shown that the safest place for children is on the rear seat.Only transport children under the age of 13 or smaller than 5 ft/150 cm in the rear in a child restraint system suitable for their age, weight and size. Otherwise, there is an increased risk of injury in the event of an accident.Children 13 years of age or older must be buckled in with a safety belt as soon as there no longer is any child restraint system that is appropriate for their age, size and weight.Only install child seats in the rear when the rear seat backrest is folded all the way back and engaged. Otherwise, there is an increased risk of injury in the event of an accident.Exception for front passenger seatFront passenger airbagsShould it be necessary to use a child restraint system on the front passenger seat, the front and side airbags must be deacti-vated. Otherwise, there is an increased risk of injury to the child if the airbags deploy, even if the child is seated in a child restraint system.For more information on automatic deactivation of the front passenger airbags, refer to page 76.Child restraint systems, installationObserve the child restraint system manu-facturer's instructions when selecting, installing and using child restraint systems. Otherwise, the protective effect may be diminished.On the front passenger seatAfter installing a child restraint system on the front passenger seat, make sure that the front and side airbags for the front passen-ger are deactivated; otherwise, there is an increased risk of injury if the airbags deploy.Seat positionBefore installing a child restraint system, move the front passenger seat as far back and up* as possible to obtain the best possible position for the belt. Do not change the seat position after this.Child seat securityAll rear safety belts and the safety belt for the front passenger can be prevented from being pulled out in order to secure child restraint systems.Online Edition for Part no. 01 40 2 607 490 - 03/11 BMW AGOnline Edition for Part no. 01 40 2 607 490 - 03/11 BMW AG