Car reviews, motoring articles, tips and more!

Articles

Why Rear Facing Child Safety Seats Are Safest

What is the safest, a forward or rear facing child safety seat? Everyone has a different answer on this and many states have different laws governing the age, weight or size of the child or infant in question. By looking at and interpreting car accident reports and data it is an obvious finding that the severity of accidents were reportedly lower when a rear facing child safety seat was used properly. It is important to say when used properly here as data from fire department personnel through the years shows upwards of 50% of child safety seats are not properly installed.

This could be as simple as the belt tensioner not being pulled tight enough, but there have been instances where the child was sitting on top of the restraints (the restraints were only protecting the seat in this instance and not the child). The latest most famous instance of abuse of child safety seat laws is Britney Spears driving with her child in her lap. There is a lot of literature available on how to properly install and adjust a child safety seat, but more needs to be done to reduce unnecessary injuries due to improperly installed child safety seats.

Even though any child safety seat is better than none, a rear facing seat is especially important for babies and small children as they can face the highest risks of paralysis and permanent injury. Babies and small children are at risk for more severe spinal cord and brain and neck injuries as their muscles are weaker and their head weighs significantly more in proportion to the rest of their body. This increases the extent and severity of whiplash injuries. According to the National Institute for Highway Safety: Rear-facing car seats spread frontal crash forces over the whole area of the babys back, head and neck; they also prevent the head from snapping relative to the body in a frontal crash.

So, it is obvious that we should use a rear facing child safety seat for as long as feasible and as required by our state and federal driving laws. It is important to note that regardless of the child safety seat used, not all injuries can be prevented. Unfortunately some crashes are unavoidable and unsurvivable. Still, we can do much to increase our chances of survival for our children by properly installing the child safety seats. It is a good idea to stop by your local fire department and have them look at your child safety seats. They are trained to know exactly what is and is not safe in these safety seats and its free.

Besides, kids love firemen and fire engines, they will have fun and you will feel better about their safety.

David Maillie specializes in automotive safety products and information. He holds numerous patents and awards for his patented headlight cleaner and restorer. For more informationfor your auto please visit MDWholesale.com



Car Reviews






Supplying Your Own Auto Parts to Your Mechanic - Buying auto parts online is no longer just for do it yourselfers.

How High Can Gasoline Prices Go - Do you ever get the feeling that you as a consumer are being tested to see just how much you will pay when it comes to the skyrocketing gasoline prices we are continually facing? It seems that everyday the media is reporting that the cost of a ba.

Things You Should Know About Towing Equipment - If you are looking for a towing company to use the next time you are in a jam that involves either your car refusing to move or your car getting crunched at a four-way, then you need to arm yourself with some basic information regarding the type o.

Mercedes EClass Harnessing The Wow Factor - Mercedes is about to release its all new E-Class to the European market this spring, with its North American debut scheduled for some time in the fall.

Show Plates Anyone - Show plates are a thing of beauty and to the eyes of the owner of the car or bike they belong to; they make a statement of who they are.

more...
Welcome to Diamond Motoring!
 HOME
 CAR REVIEWS
 MOTORING ARTICLES
 RESOURCES
 WEB DIRECTORY
 SITE MAP
 

What's hot in today's
MOTORING WORLD:


Car Reviews
Motoring Articles
DiamondMotoring.net © Copyright 2019, All Rights Reserved.