Young children travelling in cars need Child Car Seats.
Infants and young children are too small and light in body weight to be properly protected by the seatbelts and airbags in a vehicle.
Active seats belts and airbags are calibration sensitive and may be ineffective in protecting children. In fact, airbags (which explode out of a dash at up to 200 miles per hour) can be outright dangerous for infants and children.
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administartion studied 3.3 million airbag deployments that occurred between 1990 and 2008. They concluded that airbags had saved over 6,400 lives. Unfortunately, airbags are thought to have caused 175 fatalities (104 were children) and many severe injuries.
Some Requirements In Various Jurisdictions Regarding Child Safety:
More detailed information can be found here:
The Safety Technology in Car Baby Seats just keeps getting better... however, one study found 70% to 80% of car seats are installed incorrectly.
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