You asked: Is car seat safer behind driver or passenger?

Which side of the car is safer for a car seat?

Placing the car seat in the wrong spot

The safest place for your child’s car seat is in the back seat, away from active air bags. If the car seat is placed in the front seat and the air bag inflates, it could hit the back of a rear-facing car seat — right where the child’s head is — and cause a serious or fatal injury.

Why is the seat behind the driver the safest?

The majority of crashes are frontal impact crashes. Being in the center rear seat is most beneficial of the more rare but more dangerous side impact crashes. Being in a rear-facing car seat is safer if the crash is front impact as the child’s head, neck and back are all being supported during the crash.

Is driver or passenger side safer?

For ease of access and keeping an eye on a baby, the most common spot for a baby’s car seat is the rear passenger side. But the study showed that children under age 3 seated in the center of the back seat had nearly half the risk of injury in motor vehicle crashes than children seated in either of the other positions.

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Can you put car seats side by side?

The left-side and the right-side of the back seat are both appropriate positions for the second car seat. Many people have opinions on which is the safest position, but highway safety reports show that there is no statistical difference in terms of safety.

Why is the passenger seat called the death seat?

The passenger seat next to the driver of an automotive vehicle. [So called because this seat is said to be the most dangerous one in the event of an accident.]

Is it rude to sit in the back of a car?

Yes, it can be considered rude to sit in the back seat of the car when the passenger seat is available.

Can a baby seat go behind the driver?

Is car seat safer behind driver or passenger? The safest place for your child is in the back of the car, so do always try to fit your car seat in the back. The back middle seat is generally the safest and can be used, but only if the seat has a three-point seat belt.

When can a baby sit in the backseat alone?

It could be that a child might need a booster seat in one vehicle but not another. Keep children properly buckled in the back seat through age 12 for the best possible protection.