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restraint Archives - Car Safety Rules

How good is the whiplash injury protection in Europe’s top-selling cars?

June 25, 2013 | 2

You might expect all of Europe’s best-selling cars to be getting good scores for whiplash protection. According to insurance researchers, it’s really just a question of fitting Read More

Car seat safety still not simple enough for parents, says Euro NCAP

May 24, 2013 |

Euro NCAP’s secretary-general Michiel van Ratingen has described the current ISOFIX situation as “far from ideal” for parents. Although most five-star cars from 2009 Read More

Car seat safety suffers as half of all families forget the Top Tether

May 16, 2013 | 5

A car seat safety survey has revealed around half of families fail to fit child seats adequately, forgetting to tether the top. The Top Tether prevents the seat rotating forwards Read More

Swedes save more lives with policy of keeping kids in rear-facing car seats for longer

April 3, 2013 | 7

Accident research figures from Sweden confirm the country’s policy of keeping children in rear-facing car seats for longer is continuing to save lives. While German Read More

Volvo’s child safety expert explains car safety for new babies and parents

April 3, 2013 |

Lotta Jakobsson is one of the most respected names in car safety. A senior safety specialist at Volvo and a professor at Chalmers University in Sweden, Read More

Do parents need a Euro-NCAP style safety rating for child seats?

December 11, 2012 |

Virtually every product available to buy online these days now has a star rating. We all write reviews, provide feedback on the seller and pick a star rating. Read More

New child seat rules to keep kids rear-facing for longer

December 5, 2012 |

The UN’s Economic Commission for Europe plans to introduce new regulations next year that will require children to remain in rearward facing seats Read More