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Air bags, car seats, and child safety Hearing before the Subcommittee on Telecommunications, Trade, and Consumer Protection of the Committee on Commerce, ... Congress, first session, April 28, 1997 by United States

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Number of Pages95
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ISBN 100160550874
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Safety Tips for Air Bags and Car Seats. A rear-facing infant should NEVER be placed in front of an active air bag. The front seat positions the child's head too close to the deploying air bag. Children riding in the front seat are also at risk if they are improperly or completely unbelted, out of position, or too small for a seat belt to fit.   If no other arrangement is possible and an older child must ride in the front seat, move the vehicle seat back as far as it can go, away from the air bag. Be sure the child is restrained properly. Keep in mind that your child may still be at risk for injuries from the air bag. The back seat is the safest place for children to ride.   -- Infants riding in rear-facing child safety seats should never be placed in the front seat of a car or truck with a passenger-side air bag. - Children should ride in a car's rear seat. If a vehicle does not have a rear seat, children riding in the front seat should be positioned as far back as possible from an air bag. In fact, no child younger than 13 or under 65 pounds should sit in the front seat of a car equipped with passenger-side air bags, according to both the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

Whether the vehicle has an airbag or not, children are reportedly up to 29 percent safer riding in the back seat as compared to the front seat. Even with limited crash data, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration currently recommends placing all children in the rear seat. Of course, children often fall asleep in child seats but seats with side wings will help to stop a sleeping child's head resting against the side window. If concerned, contact the vehicle manufacturer to ask how far the side airbags come out if they deploy and whether they are likely to contact a child restraint in the rear outboard seats. A child safety seat, sometimes called a infant safety seat, child restraint system, child seat, baby seat, car seat, or a booster seat, is a seat designed specifically to protect children from injury or death during vehicle commonly these seats are purchased and installed by car owners, but car manufacturers may integrate them directly into their vehicle's design and generally. This site offers important information to help you stay safe in a vehicle with air bags. Frontal air bags have sa lives between and However, they are supplemental safety devices. Always wear your seat belt. Place children 12 and younger in the back seat. The rear seat is the safest for children.

For those manufacturers electing to suppress (not deploy) an air bag for an infant or child occupant in all crashes, the occupant-sensing devices in their advanced frontal air bag systems have been tested with child-sized dummies, representing an infant in a child safety seat and small children in and out of child safety seats, to ensure that.   Safekids Aotearoa Policy Analyst Moses Alatini answers some questions on booster seats, front seats, and airbags. Question: Is it legal to turn off air bags if a child ever needed to sit in the front seat? Answer: According to the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA), it is legal to switch airbags off if a child ever needed to sit in the front passenger seat.. Many vehicles (mainly European ones) have.   Inflatable seat belts combine airbags and vehicle seat belts into one high tech package, offering adult passengers an additional, passive level of protection in the event of a crash. The addition of air bags to today's vehicles offers an important level of additional protection for adult passengers. However, for all the protection that these lifesaving devices offer to adult passengers, they. Most often, when an air bag deploys, you must also replace the seat belt. Some of the safety concerns with air bags include sitting too close to the air bag, placing children under the age of 12 in the front passenger seat, and facing infants in the correct direction in .