Here, all rules come down to one thing:
- Only the driver and the front seat passenger must wear seat belts. Child car seats are not compulsory.
This law is in force in Thailand, China, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia. In the Chinese city of Shanghai, a child car seat is compulsory for children under 4. And in India — for children under 13.
Tourists may decide they don't need a child seat because they won't even be fined. In fact, even seat belts are rarely found in local vehicles.
In Asia, it's common to violate the rules, not respect them. Yes, expenses are not an argument here. The main danger threatens children's health.