AN EVALUATION OF A BACKWARD-FACING SAFETY SEAT FOR PRESCHOOL CHILDREN IN CARS

The report presents the results of tests carried out in which families evaluated a Swedish-made Bilbo backward-facing car seat for children under 4 years. The seats were installed on the front passenger seat with the back leaning against the dashboard. The families were asked to answer a questionnaire after a period of using the seat. The most common advantages stated were:- greater confidence in the child's safety; easy supervision and communication; and, seat not a permanent fixture. Disadvantages were stated as:- a child may reach for gear lever or door handle; safety harness slides off child's shoulder; and, inconvenience of not using front seat. Tests are also described in which the seat was fitted in a representative selection of cars, utilities and vans sold in New Zealand. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    university of Auckland

    School of Medicine, Department of Community Health
    Auckland,   New Zealand 
  • Authors:
    • Kjellstrom, T
    • Winkle, I
    • Crowe, D
    • Mack, R
  • Publication Date: 1979-5

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 49 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00302988
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1980 12:00AM