ALL BACK SEATS TO GET LAP/SHOULDER BELTS; PRIMARY PURPOSE IS TO BOOST SAFETY OF KIDS RIDING IN BACK

While the back seat of a vehicle is the safest place for children and all other passengers to ride, a congressional mandate will make for an even safer ride. In response to this mandate, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has directed automakers to equip the middle back seats of passenger vehicles with lap/shoulder belts. All vehicle models from 2008 and on, as well as half of all 2006 models, will need to comply with the new mandate that is known as Antons Law. NHTSA has also been directed by the law to develop test procedures and performance requirements for booster seats. With an increasing number of young children riding in back seats, Antons Law will ensure a safer ride.

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  • Accession Number: 00988270
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 1 2005 12:00AM