E-class estate 3rd row of seats regulations

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  1. Williamwoo

    Williamwoo Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Hi,

    Does anyone know the rules about who you are allowed to carry in the 3rd row of seats in an E-class estate? I know there is a weight limit, but I was wondering about carrying kids - can I legally carry children there (and would I need additional child seats/bolsters etc) and, if so, are there age limits?
    I have a 124 and a 212, both 7-seaters.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    jpwilliams Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Have you read the respective Handbooks and/ or/ researched the gov.uk vehicle website?
     
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    Williamwoo

    Williamwoo Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Well, yes. Handbook for 124 is long gone, but the one for the 212 suggests seat is suitable for people up to 1.4m tall and 50kg in weight. However, I cannot see anything on the government website (nor the ROSPA site it links to) that explicitly says it's ok to transport kids in these seats without additional childseats or boosters, unless the seat has a label with an E in a circle (which neither of my cars does).
     
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