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Whiplash Archives - Car Safety Rules

Genuine whiplash claims reduced by new car seat designs

June 25, 2013 | 1

Back in the late 1990s insurers were already starting to suffer hurt from an epidemic in whiplash claims. Back then they reached 300,000 whiplash claims a year for Read More

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

Whiplash creates fresh challenge for car seat designers

June 25, 2013 |

When people talk about the feel of a car’s handling, acceleration and comfort, how many appreciate that a lot of the feel-good factor arrives via the car seat? Read More

Which cars offer the best protection against whiplash injury?

June 25, 2013 |

Whiplash injuries are best avoided: the most effective protection comes from a good seat with a head support positioned properly. Finding a good one has become Read More

New car seat designs and safety tech to eliminate whiplash injury

June 20, 2013 |

Whiplash injuries can be serious. When your car is hit from behind, your neck can distort into an S-shape and the pain can last for weeks. Treatment is difficult, 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

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

BMW 1 Series offers five-star safety, but marginal whiplash protection

November 23, 2012 |

For a brand that builds premium, driver-focused cars, you might expect just a little more protection when things go wrong. The latest version of the BMW 1-Series offers five-star safety, read full report, but it’s up against other, Read More

UK whiplash claims expected to exceed 800,000 in 2012

November 22, 2012 |

Thatcham Research, the UK test-house that advises the insurance industry on safety, security and repair costs expects the UK to make more than 800,000 whiplash claims in 2012. Read More