Novelties 2022 about seats to travel with children in the car
Nowadays, the car is even used to go buy a loaf of bread. When we make a trip by car with children, it does not matter if the trip is 2 minutes or 5 hours, we must take extreme precautions and follow the safety regulations to avoid accidents or that they cause as little personal damage as possible. And more when traveling with the little ones inside.
For this, it is very important that before embarking on the road, you know the safety measures of your car and the type of seat that each of the passengers needs. Kids. Remember to use a correct Child Restraint System (SRI) reduces serious injuries by 95% in the event of an accident and deaths by 75%.
For this reason, we want to give you some advices to travel with children in the car safely.
Child restraint system in the car: what is the best seat to carry children in the car?
Whenever you travel by car with children, it is mandatory that they do so with a Child Restraint System (SRI), a approved seat that fits perfectly to your weight and height. But how do you know when to change the seat or which way it should be facing?
Traveling with your back to the direction of the car is five times safer than traveling facing forward.. As data, we can tell you that those countries that have adopted this measure (for example, the Scandinavian countries) have the lowest infant road mortality rates in the world.
Finally, it is very important that you make sure that the seats are well anchored to the car seats.
Traveling with children in the car: DGT 2022 regulations
We know that there are many doubts that arise around this issue and traveling with children in the car and more because the regulations, in some aspects, are changing. Thus, for example, this 2022 has entered into force the ECE R-129 (i-Size) homologation regulation of the DGT whose technical name is "Regulation No. 129 of the Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations (UNECE): Uniform prescriptions regarding the approval of reinforced child restraint systems used on board motor vehicles (SRIR)".
The main novelties of the homologation standard for car seat systems are the following:
- Groups 0/0+/I/II/III disappear and now child restraint systems will now be based on the weight and height of the little ones.
- The car seat must go in reverse until 15 months or 71 centimeters. Therefore, the CRS purchased to travel with children in the car must support, at least, this size so that they can be oriented in the rear facing direction up to these figures.
- With this new rule, all I-Size seats must be installed with the Isofix systemwhich means that all car manufacturers will have to adapt their new vehicles to be compatible with any of the CRS I-Size.
- In order for a car seat to be approved now, it must pass further security testsWell now to be homologated they must pass a side impact test. In addition, for these tests, special dummies must be used that have more advanced user injury criteria than the "normal" ones.
Enjoy the trip and do not set an arrival time
When traveling with children it is advisable to keep them distracted. Make the journey fun, with games or music that they like, for example. Furthermore, it is convenient to for every two hours. Thus, the Kids they'll be able to stretch their legs and get some fresh air, and the journey won't feel so heavy.
Yes indeed! It is better that you do not set a time of arrival at the destination. Remember that you are traveling with children, and you never know what can happen. Also, being calm on the road is a good way to prevent traffic accidents.
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