Third-row seating care seat safety issues

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Third-row seating care seat safety issues


Is your minivan or any kind of crossover SUV, third row seat safe to put children in the third row. That's a big question and it varies from manufacturer to manufacturer. What you want to look for is, look in your owners manual for your vehicle because some vehicle state you cannot put car seats in the third row. You need to know which vehicles that is, hopefully, before you buy it for your kids. What are we looking at is crumple zones from front and back. Front and back gets the most trauma in crashes. It's almost always front and back. If someone hits you in the rear, with enough force, around 40 miles an hour; they can crumple that front all the way into the back seat, depending on the vehicle. You want one that has a good crumple zone and you want to make sure before you buy it that you can put children in car seats in the back.

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Cynthia Crothers

Car Seat Specialist

Cynthia Crothers of KidzSeatz Carseat Installation Service is a Nationally Certified Child Passenger Safety Specialist in Los Angeles and New Jersey. Cindy is the mother of five daughters and has six grandchildren.  An eager student, Cindy had the opportunity to go through a five day training with Sit Safe, the VW and Audi CPS training program. Amazed at how car seats and car seat safety has changed over the years, Cindy became a strong advocate for child passenger safety starting with her own grandchildren. Thousands of families later, she currently offers detailed hands-on training sessions for parents and caregivers. A parent needs to know how to customize and reinstall their car seat correctly and use it correctly for their child to have the best chance of surviving a crash. Vehicles are the number one killer of children under 16 years old. To Cindy, nothing is more important in protecting children on the move.

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