American Leonard Rivkin, of Denver Colorado, designed a forward-facing seat with a metal frame to protect the child. Seat belts for adults were not standard equipment in automobiles until the 1960s. Child safety seats first became available in the late 1960s, but few parents used them.
What is the safest seat in a car?
The rear middle seat is the safest seat in a car
Assuming a passenger is properly using their seatbelt or car seat or booster for a child, the rear middle seat is currently the safest seat in a car.
What happens if you use an expired car seat?
A car seat or booster seat that has expired should be permanently disposed of so it cannot be reused by any one else. Car seat technicians tell parents to “destroy” the car seat. This means cutting the harness straps and removing the padding prior to recycling the car seat or putting it in the trash.
What do you do with an expired car seat?
What to Do with Old Car Seats? Car Seat Recycling and Donation in all 50 US States
- Give the used car seat to friends or family.
- Donate the car seat.
- Recycle the car seat.
- Throw the car seat in the trash.
Can my 5 year old sit in the front seat?
Children 3 years and over, up to 135cm tall must sit in the rear and use an adult seat belt. Children aged 12 years or more, or over 135cm tall, may travel the front, but must wear the seat belt. (See the Other Vehicles section).
Can you put 3 child seats in the back of a car?
No room for a third child car seat
Children under 3 must be in a child car seat. If there’s no room for a third child car seat in the back of the vehicle, the child must travel in the front seat with the correct child car seat. Children aged 3 or older can sit in the back using an adult belt.