Car Seat Safety and Its Importance

07/24/2018


Each year, thousands of individuals get killed or injured in car accidents. Some of which may have been prevented if only car seat safety was practiced. Most of these victims are children which we know that they can easily be injured or wounded with deployed airbags.

Car seats are mostly styled according to design and comfort but with innovation, some are already made and meticulously assembled to help decrease the risk of inury to parts of our bodies like the neck and the spine. This is why car companies always add safety features to the cars that they sell such as neck supports that may help protect the neck during a car crash. Unfortunately, there are still some cars that do not have these features and fall short when it comes to the protection the body.

Many drivers are either too close or too far from the steering wheel which can greatly affect the possible injuries of a person if he or she happens to be in a car crash. It is agreeable that the driver's back should either be straight or slightly reclined against the seat and he or she should make sure that the pedals are always within reach. In addition to that, drivers should also bear in mind that all gauges and tools are in the open. In this regard, proper positioning of the body when driving can not only give the driver a wide perspective of the road but can also help him or her to avoid injuries that could markedly be prevented.

Seatbelts should be worn at all times and should be adjusted properly without any slack. Seatbelts as well as airbags have helped save thousands of lives each year and have helped prevent additional injuries to drivers. Airbags help prevent injuries to the upper body and mostly to the face and neck. If a person only depends on the airbag of his or her car and does not put importance in wearing a seatbelt, he or she is most likely to suffer from more injuries that could have been averted.

Remember that car safety varies. Different brands of cars have also different safety systems but what we should take note of is to comply to whatever safety measures we are advised. Being ignorant could always cause great trouble that in the end could also cause fatality. As what they say, "it's better to be safe than sorry." Learn more on this site: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/volvo-introduces-controversial-new-car-seat-concept_us_559ea14ee4b096729155a513.