Vehicle Accidents are one of the largest Cause of Death and Serious Injuries to Children. There is New Patented IDS Technology for Forward-Facing Child Safety Seats that is the Largest Advance in Vehicle Safety For Children, since the Child Safety Seats.
Demetria Kalodimos an Anchorperson for NBC affiliate of WSMV-TV of Nashville, Tennessee, discusses the need for Safer Forward-Facing Child Safety Seats and the IDS Child Safety Seats
How safe are children when they are properly placed in a Forward-Facing Child Safety Seat?
According to www.thecarseatlady.com/why-ride-rear-facing/ Research shows that the risk of small children being killed or seriously injured is FIVE TIMES HIGHER for those sitting in a Forward-Facing seat than for those in Rear-Facing seats. New data demonstrates that in a Side-Impact Crash, Rear-Facing kids are 4 TIMES SAFER than those riding Forward-Facing. In a Side-Impact, everyone moves toward the impact. A Forward-Facing adult or child will pivot around their pelvis and turn to the side, leaving their head at risk for hitting the doorframe, window, other hard structures, etc. Since an adult’s head is just 6% of their body weight, you can withstand having your head pulled violently away from your body. It’s quite different for a newborn, whose head is a whopping 25%of its body.
It is not that the Rear-Facing Child Safety Seat is a safer system than the Forward-Facing Seat, it is the dangerous position that you put the child’s undeveloped body in. Some seats will go both ways.
What Safety Features Does The IDS Patented SAFETY Pivot System For Child Safety Seats Offer
In a frontal crash with the Universal IDS Child Pivot Safety Seat System (Patent # US9,061,611) the odds of severe injuries or death to a child in a forward facing seat are up to (5) five times less!!!(and up to 4 times less in a side impact) We have proof from MGA, a government approved testing laboratory. The system is adjustable for different weights and can be incorporated into a Child Safety Seat.
The IDS Patented Safety Pivot System for Child Safety Seats includes the Impact Dispersal System that reduces force from impacts. The systems also includes a Mechanical Advantage Tether Tightening System that makes it possible for almost anyone to install a IDS Child Safety Seat System so tight that it becomes part of the vehicle seat. That will reduce the forward movement and will greatly stop the side to side movement of the seat and child, which causes many of the deaths and injuries, in a side impact.
The National Highway Traffic Safety administration reports 61% Forward-Facing Child Safety Seats are installed improperly which greatly increases the risk of injury’s or death. (NHTSA) Along with the IDS Impact Reduction System and the mechanical leverage system, has the potential of greatly reducing deaths and serious injuries.
A Grandfathers Story
Front Facing or Rear Facing? Car Seat Safety TRUE STORY crash test Video
Front face or rear face your child? Here is a TRUE STORY, narrated by the grandfather, whose 18 month old grandson broke his neck in a front facing car seat.
MGA CRASH TESTS
THERE IS NEW SAFETY TECHNOLOGY FOR FORWARD FACING CHILD SAFETY SEATS.
Forward-facing Child Safety Seat crash test/with and without the IDS System/ conducted at MGA.
You can see by the movement of the head of the dummy the difference in the force of impact in the MGA tests. The force of impact is reduced dramatically with the system to the levels of a rear facing Child Safety Seat crash test. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration head injuries are the most common injuries sustained by children in motor vehicle crashes. (NHTSA)
According to www.rearfacing.co.uk/facts.php, The most dangerous car accidents are frontal collisions. They represent the accidents where the highest speeds and the greatest forces are at play. When a child is forward facing and a frontal collision occurs the child is flung forward in the seat, being caught by the harness. This puts stress on the neck, the spine, and the internal organs.
The neck is completely unprotected when the head is catapulted forward. Whether the child can withstand the force of impact has nothing to do with muscle power. It is the spine that has to keep the head in place. (Not even physically strong adults can keep their heads in place using muscle power in an accident, but adult's skeletons are different to children's, as we will see.) A child's spine and skeleton is still growing. It has not solidified into bone yet, but is still very soft with lots of cartilage. This means that the neck is vulnerable to the great force it's being subjected to in a car crash and in a worst case scenario the neck will stretch so much that the spine snaps. This is called Internal Decapitation and basically means that the child has been Internally Beheaded. In tests, the dummy's neck has been stretched as much as 2 inches, but the spine cannot be stretch more than a quarter of an inch before snapping.
The rib cage under the harness is also soft and the ribs will bend rather than snap. The rib cage cannot protect the soft internal organs such as heart and spleen, which might then get damaged. On an adult the rib cage protects our vital organs such as heart, lungs, spleen, etc.
CHILDREN ARE NOT SMALL ADULTS
(As you can see by the pictures the disproportion in the head size compared to adult continues all through childhood along with the extra risks. It doesn’t stop at age 2.)
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Publication June 2015, in the US
· In 2013, an estimated 172,000 injured children in traffic crashes
· In 2013, motor vehicle traffic crashes were one of the leading causes of death to children
· On average 470 children were injured every day in traffic crashes in 2013