Laws for general safety equipment differ around the world.  Does it matter? I was going to do a lot of research on carseat and bicycle helmet laws around the world.  It thought it would be a handy list to have available to readers.  I was discussing this with a travel counselor today and she looked at me like I had 6 eyes.  She said if I know that keeping my kid in a carseat or bicycle helmet will keep my kid safe, what do I care what the local laws are?  From now on, I?m bringing a seat and a helmet!  Duh.