Which car seat position is safest?
The safest place for your child’s car seat is in the back seat, away from active air bags. If the car seat is placed in the front seat and the air bag inflates, it could hit the back of a rear-facing car seat — right where the child’s head is — and cause a serious or fatal injury.
What is the most unsafe seat in a car?
New research by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has unearthed new stats about the safety of car passengers. The study revealed that, in certain scenarios, passengers in the back seat are more at risk of injury or death than those riding in the front.
What is the safest seat in a car for adults?
The rear middle seat is the safest seat in a car
In cars from the most recent model years, experts now recommend adults age 55 or older sit in the front seats if they’re looking for the safest spot, according to The New York Times.
What is the second safest seat in a car?
We’re here to help you to decide the best position for your car seat:
- 1) Rear Middle: The Safest Spot!
- 2) Rear Passenger.
- 3) Rear Driver.
- 4) Front Passenger.
Should a car seat go behind the driver or passenger?
Install in the Backseat
The car seat should always be installed in the back seat. That is the safest spot for your baby. If you can, put the car seat in the center seat. If not, it is fine behind either the driver or passenger side.
What is the death seat?
noun. the passenger seat next to the driver in an automobile, regarded as dangerous in the event of a collision.
Why is the passenger seat called the death seat?
The passenger seat next to the driver of an automotive vehicle. [So called because this seat is said to be the most dangerous one in the event of an accident.]
Why is the seat behind the driver the safest?
The majority of crashes are frontal impact crashes. Being in the center rear seat is most beneficial of the more rare but more dangerous side impact crashes. Being in a rear-facing car seat is safer if the crash is front impact as the child’s head, neck and back are all being supported during the crash.
Where is the best place to sit in a car crash?
The safest place for your car seat is the rear middle seat due to its maximum distance from passenger-side air bags and any potential impact.
Is it OK for car seats to touch each other?
As long as each carseat is installed as if it’s the only one in the car (we call that an independent installation) then it can touch. But if the only reason seat A is tight is because it’s wedged between seats B and C, then no.
Where should I put my second car seat?
The left-side and the right-side of the back seat are both appropriate positions for the second car seat. Many people have opinions on which is the safest position, but highway safety reports show that there is no statistical difference in terms of safety.
What size car seat should my child be in?
Current California Law:
Children under the age of 8 must be secured in a car seat or booster seat in the back seat. Children who are 8 years of age OR have reached 4’9” in height may be secured by a booster seat, but at a minimum must be secured by a safety belt.