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  • Child Safety Restraints in Crash Test Si...
    by rearfacedownunder on July 5, 2012 at 10:20 AM
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    Children have poorly developed fragile and flexible neck muscles. When a forward-facing child's heavy head is thrust forward in a crash, the child suffers an enormous amount of stress on neck. If the spinal cord stretches too far in a crash (a mere 6mm) the child may suffer paralysis or death. The young child's cervical vertebrae are not strong enough to protect the spinal cord adequately when forward-facing in a frontal crash. As an example, an average three-year-olds head weighs on average 2.7kg, which means that in an accident at only 50km/h the head weighs 270 kilos! In the event of an impact using a rear-facing child seat the whole of the child's back takes the impact instead of only where the harness touches the body, consequently protecting the much more vulnerable neck, head and spine. The risk of serious injury or fatality has been shown to be five times less while travelling rear-facing.

  • Front facing or Rear facing? Car seat sa...
    by rearfacedownunder on June 11, 2012 at 2:58 AM
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    The many benefits of rear facing car seats, narrated by a grandfather, of a true accident involving his 18 mo old grandson who suffered a broken neck while in a front facing car seat.

  • Child Restraint Tips to Keep your Childr...
    by rearfacedownunder on February 12, 2015 at 11:36 PM
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    New Australian road rules require that all children from birth to 7 years must be seated in a ...

  • Rear facing vs forward facing position i...
    by rearfacedownunder on June 11, 2012 at 2:49 AM
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    Correct position of the childs safetyseat in the car is very important. See the difference between forward facing and rear facing position in a frontal collision.

    It is important that the childs height and weight correspond with the measures written on the safetyseat.

    In Europe you can buy rear facing safetyseats for children up to 55 lbs (25 kg).

  • The Importance of a 5 Point Harness Car ...
    by rearfacedownunder on February 12, 2015 at 11:43 PM
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    Our three year old daughter was killed in a car accident on 13 April 2006. A truck crossed over ...

  • When can kids sit in the front seat? - Y...
    by rearfacedownunder on February 12, 2015 at 11:40 PM
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    NeuRA's Prof Lynne Bilston features in this Today Tonight report by Laura Sparks on airbag ...

  • Make Passenger Safety a Priority - YouTu...
    by rearfacedownunder on February 12, 2015 at 11:39 PM
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    Kidsafe Australia with the support of NRMA Insurance and SGIO have developed the 'Make ...

  • rear facing vs forward facing car seats
    by rearfacedownunder on June 11, 2012 at 2:57 AM
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    Neck load forward facing vs rear facing car seats

  • Vehicule lap belt crash test w_ child du...
    by rearfacedownunder on February 12, 2015 at 10:49 PM
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    Vehicule lap belt crash test w_ child dummy-Extreme .... Simulation of 6-year-old Child in ...

  • Vehicule Solution X-fix Booster Crash Te...
    by rearfacedownunder on February 12, 2015 at 10:41 PM
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    Vehicule Solution X-fix Booster Crash Test_ Back versus Backless- ... Voiture Crash Test ...

  • Importance of proper forward-facing chil...
    by rearfacedownunder on February 12, 2015 at 10:39 PM
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    Simulated crash tests show the importance of proper child restraint installation. Most parents ...

  • Crash Simulation. Frontal impact - YouTu...
    by rearfacedownunder on February 12, 2015 at 10:35 PM
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    ... the consequences of a child slipping his harness in the event of a frontal impact at 30 mph. Visit ...


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