There is a New Patented IDS Technology with Proof of Concept at MGA Research Corporation, for Forward-Facing Child Safety Seats, that is up to 5 TIMES SAFER than the seats on the market today. Vehicle Accidents are one of the Largest Cause of DEATH and SERIOUS INJURIES to CHILDREN.
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?
The problem is the Forward-Facing Child Seats are not SAFE, causing Children to be KILLED and SERIOULY INJURED. 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 (the most deadly type of collision) Rear-Facing kids are 4 TIMES SAFER than those riding Forward-Facing. In a crash you always go towards the point of the impact. In a frontal crash, everyone moves toward the front of the car. Since an adult’ 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. Strength and rigidity of the bones in the spine also contribute to how well you can tolerate your head being pulled forward and back in a crash. The bones of an infant’s spine are made up of soft, stretchy cartilage – the same thing that makes you ears and nose flexible. The ligaments that connect these cartilaginous bones are also underdeveloped and stretchy. Scientists have found that a newborn’s spinal column (bones + ligaments) can stretch up to 2 inches, whereas the spinal cord inside can stretch only ¼ of an inch. If the spinal cord is forced to stretch more than it can, it breaks, having the Baby Paralyzed or Worse.
According to (NHTSA DOT HS 812 154), in the U.S. Vehicle Accidents are the Leading Cause of DEATH to CHILDREN, and on average 470 CHILDREN were INJURED Every Day in Traffic Crashes in 2013. (NHTSA DOT HS 811 325), the injury outcome in children can be worse than similar injuries sustained by adults. In children, some Neurological Deficits after Head Trauma may not Manifest for Many YEARS.
The real KILLER of Children in a Vehicle Accident is CRASH FORCE. The Rear-Facing Seat is no Safer than the Forward-Facing Seat, some will go both ways. Where the difference is the position you put the child under developed body in. The Rear-Facing position helps to protect the Child from the CRASH FORCE the Forward-Facing Seat puts the Child in a Dangerous position with no protection from the KILLER Crash Force, in a frontal crash that happens most often, no matter how good the seat is installed. Without Reduction of the Crash Force the child could be KILLED or Severely Injured.
What Safety Features Does The IDS Patented SAFETY Pivot System For Child Safety Seats Offer
Simply put, we have the Greatest Safety Advancement in automotive Child Safety in 40 Years. In a frontal crash with the IDS Child Pivot Safety Seat System (Patent # US9,061,611) the odds of severe injuries or death to a small 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)
Study of Rear-end Crashes Finds Head Injuries from Rear-facing Child Seats
According to an online article by Katherine Shaver with The Washington Post entitled Study of Rear-end Crashes Finds Head Injuries from Rear-facing Child Seats, "It's basic physics" in a rear-end collision, said Jamie Williams. Williams is one of the authors of a study showing the potential for children in rear-facing car seats to hit their heads during rear-end crashes. She is also a biomedical engineer for Robson Forensic, a Lancaster, Pa., firm that provides expert testimony in lawsuits, including car crashes. "It shouldn't be a surprise to anyone. The only surprise was the magnitude of the head strikes. We didn't think it would be that bad."
One of the most concerning findings, Williams said, was that, even when the infant dummy’s head had hit the seat back, the car seat returned to the correct position. In a real crash, she said, an emergency first responder or parent might not realize that the child's head had hit the seat back and might assume the crying child was merely upset. That could result in children not getting examined or treated for possible head injuries, stated Williams.
NHTSA spokesman Gordon Trowbridge said that among children under age one who were killed in car seats between 2005 & 2009, 15 percent of those were in rear-end collisions, compared with about one-third each in frontal and side crashes. A 2001 study of fatal accidents with children in car seats found that rear-end crashes were "unsurvivable" because the child's seating area was consumed in the crash.
To summarize, a child in a vehicle accident will go toward the impact. If the child goes toward the back of the seat, the child is safer. If the child goes toward the front of the seat, the child is in great danger without Impact Reduction. On average, small children in vehicle accidents are up to five-times safer in rear-facing child safety seats, but the rear-facing seats are far more dangerous in rear-end crashes. IDS Forward-Facing Seats are safer in all types of vehicle accidents.
According to www.rearfacingdownunder.com/ Safety Benefits of Rear-Facing. In a motor vehicle collision, everything inside the vehicle is thrown violently forward upon impact, including the heads of all forward-facing occupants. Their bodies are restrained by seats belts, but their heads are unrestrained. The harness straps on children’s car seats hold their bodies back; however their heavy heads are thrown forward with tremendous force. When their heads are thrown forward in a crash, all the force of the collision is placed upon the child’s immature, delicate spine. The soft bones in the neck of a young child are not developed enough to protect the spinal cord under such forces. The bones in the neck and spine are connected by cartilage rather than solid bone. (The hardening process of these bones does not begin until AFTER AGE 2 and can take MANY YEARS to COMPLETE).
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics ( AAP). Although the new baseline is now age two, the AAP has advised parents since 2002 to keep kids Rear-Facing until they reach the height of their car seat. Why are parents so eager to turn their car seats? Dr. Hoffman says parents are always looking for the next stage of development because in every other scenario, that’s a good thing. With car safety seat, however, that’s often not the case.” A 2007 a study in the Journal Injury Prevention found that children under age two are 75% less likely to Die or be Severely Injured in a crash if they are Rear-Facing. Another study found riding Rear-Facing to be Five times Safer than Forward-Facing. Why are so few parents aware of even the older guidelines that say kids should stay Rear-Facing as long as possible?
According to (NHTSA-2004-18682) (Comparison Between Economical and Higher Priced CRS) In eleven tests between the Evenflo Vanguard and the Britax Roundabout. The Evenflo Vanguard tested better than the Britax Vanguard at one third the cost. There was little difference between the Expensive and Economical Child Safety Seats in the level of Safety Offer.
According to www.car-seat.org there are 4 million babies born in the U.S. annually, and each requiring three child seats before age eight, Americans buy as many as 12 million seats a year.