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.

  • “A child catapult”? That’s awful. A child is not going to be catapulted anywhere. They should be securely harnessed in their seat. Your description is going to do nothing but cause parents to panic and therefore begin using the top tether anchorage inappropriately. Car seats are designed to move in the event of a crash. They are tested and approved without any top anchorage while rear facing and they are perfectly safe to use. Most manufacturers are moving to anti-rebound bars as energy management anyway, and getting away from Swedish style rear tethering because of vehicle incompatibilities. This video is poor at best, and completely unnecessary.

  • She should’ve added:
    LATCH has weight limits and to refer to the car owner’s manual for this as well.
    LATCH is no safer than using the seat belt, it’s just easier.
    LATCH is only in cars that are 2002 or newer, BUT the TOP TETHER can be retrofitted into most cars that are 1996 or newer.:)

  • Nice video! However, I’d like to clear up some potentially very dangerous misconceptions. First, you do list the carseats that are compatible with rear-facing tethering at the beginning of the video and it’s important that parents/caregivers pay careful attention to that list. The carseat you use for demonstration in the video is NOT capable of using a tether while rear-facing. Seats that have that capability have extra reinforcement in the shell and, with the exception of the Clek Foonf and Fllo, Combi Cocorro, and Peg Perego PV Convertible, have a V-shaped tether to dissipate crash energy. This is important to their design. Tethering a carseat rear-facing that’s not designed for that purpose could cause the carseat to break apart in the crash from the crash forces.

    Furthermore, in your video, you stress that the majority of carseats are installed incorrectly and I cannot agree more! Ask any child passenger safety technician and they will tell you upwards of 90% of carseats are installed incorrectly. The reason you were getting so much movement with your seat belt installation before you tethered incorrectly was because you didn’t lock the seat belt—if you did, there was too much slack in the shoulder belt. Whether this was out of ignorance or for effect, I don’t know. Switching to a LATCH installation led to a tighter installation for sure, but was a bait and switch for your audience and also showed that you didn’t need to tether RF because there wasn’t as much movement.

    There have been few reported injuries from children rebounding into the back seat because of their carseats pivoting around the fulcrum that is the belt path of the carseat, and those injuries have been minor bruising. Considering the transference of energy loads that could happen in the event of a seat tethered that shouldn’t be because it wasn’t designed to be, the injuries could be much greater. —Child Passenger Safety Technician Instructor

  • my son is one year old
    and he loves crosing in a 1967 mustang fastback
    in fact that car is his i gave it to him
    what car seat would be best for him?

  • The purpose and function of Swedish tethering that you show is not to restrict movement downward (i.e. when the car seat becomes more reclined) but rather it eliminates the motion of the car seat towards the back of the vehicle (referred to as rebound during a frontal crash). Swedish tethering prevents a car seat from becoming more UPRIGHT in a crash, rather than more reclined as you indicate in your video.

    Australian tethering where the rear-facing car seat is tethered to the forward facing tether anchor is the method that prevents the car seat from becoming more reclined in a crash (in the same way as load legs do on the infant seats (in US & Europe) and Group 0+/1 seats (only in Europe) that offer them.