Federal safety agency the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is seeking to upgrade the standard regulations on child car seats to further protect young children from serious injuries and deaths, an article reported on Tuesday, January 22.
The NHTSA’s proposal believes that improving the regulations will result in reduced yearly car crash fatalities and injuries in car accidents involving children. The proposal seeks to add a side crash collision test for car seats. The tests will utilize sleds and dummies to simulate a side crash of about 30 mph.
Former NHTSA administrator Joan Claybrook expressed support for the proposed upgrade in the regulations.
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