Are Vehicle Seats with Safety Belts minimizing Anchors Safe

 

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As of 2020, all of the seats that allow lower anchors and seat belts at the same time feature rigid LATCH (which is a safer installation method than a lower anchor strap or a seat belt) and. First, as kids get heavier, most car seats require you to use the seat belt rather than the lower anchors of the LATCH system, as the seat belt is stronger. Second, car seats that feature rigid.

The answer is usually NO. Using lower LATCH anchors and a seat belt for installation of your child’s 5-point harness restraint is not permitted by most car seat and vehicle manufacturers. It is a common.

Car seats have special slots on the backs and sides (depending on the model) that allow a seat belt to be threaded through, anchoring it to the vehicle’s seat and making it safe for children to sit. Car safety seats may be installed with either the vehicle’s seat belt or its LATCH (lower anchors and tethers for children) system. LATCH is an attachment system for car safety seats. Lower.

Forward-facing car seats must be installed either using the LATCH (lower anchors and tethers for children) system, or a three-point seat belt with top tether anchor. A vehicle with the LATCH system will have lower metal anchors where the seat cushions meet. LATCH allows a car seat to be secured without using a seat belt. Every car seat needs to be installed using either the lower anchors or a seat belt to secure it in place, never both.

If you choose to use a seat belt to install your car seat, pay close attention to how to “lock”. In general, these should not be used in combination with the car’s seat belt. The tether on a forward-facing car seat is a strap that helps stabilize the car seat, reducing movement of the seat and the child in the event of a crash, and is designed to be used in conjunction with the lower anchors.

Make sure the car safety seat is installed tightly in the vehicle with either lower anchors or a locked seat belt. If you can move the seat at the belt path more than an inch side to side or front to. NOTE: Lower anchors are used INSTEAD of the vehicle’s safety belt to secure the child safety seat to the vehicle.

Tethers are used IN ADDITION to the lower anchors OR the vehicle’s safety belt to secure a.

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These laws also typically stipulate that the child can use a seatbelt assembly when they are 8 years of age; however, they are safer if they remain using the booster seat until they reach the intended height and weight, regardless of age.

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Women are more likely to wear their seat belts than are men, but fewer women wear their seat belts when pregnant.6 The major myth concerning seat belt use during pregnancy is that the belt will hurt the unborn child.

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Once children outgrow traditional safety seats, beltpositioning booster seats are recommended prior to transitioning to safety belts alone.

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Child safety restraints are aimed to prevent these injuries, and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that toddlers stay in rear-facing car seats until the age of 2 and older children be kept in booster seats until they

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Rear-facing infant safety seats reduce the risk for death in an MVC by 71%, forward-facing seats for toddlers reduce risk for death by 54%, and safety belts reduce risk for death by 45%.36 However, parents must know how to correctly install and use child safety seats to achieve the most protection for their children.

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If they are improperly installed or positioned in the vehicle, however, they can be rendered useless as a safety device.

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Serious injury or death caused by airbags is also more likely if a child is not properly restrained or if a child in a rear-facing child safety seat is incorrectly placed in the front seat (NHTSA, 2009b).

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They’re safest situated in the back seat (the middle rear seat is safest for protecting Baby in side collisions), facing the

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Studies over the past 10 years state that 25% to 33% of pregnant women do not wear car seat restraints properly, in part because of the mother’s fear the seatbelt could harm the fetus (Metz and Abbott, 2006).

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However, with proper seating placement of the child within the car and usage of ageand size-appropriate car seats or booster seats, almost one-third of these deaths can be prevented, and injuries can be reduced by more than half (188–191).

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  • From age 0-3, I sat in my mom’s lap in the front passenger seat. From age 4-7, I sat in the back seat with only a waist seat belt, cross-over straps for the back seat wasn’t invented yet. From age 8-16, the front passenger seat. From age 17-33, the driver’s seat.
    The moral of the story, kids today should man-up.:-P

  • @mollymae91 I actually have this carseat and it 5 point harness up to 65 lbs ff and goes to a backed booster or backless booster to 100 lbs. it is a great carseat very sturdy and my 4 year old loves it. she has been init for a year now bieng that she is 45 lbs and 45 inches and has been that weight for a year and a half.