1 in 4 car crashes involving children are side impact collisions. They are by far the deadliest type of collision for children, accounting for 1 in 3 child fatalities; nearly all of which are caused by head trauma.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ( NHTSA ), in a crash, a child’s head is the body part most vulnerable to serious and fatal injuries, accounting for 95 percent of all injuries sustained.
Between 1981 and 2001, frontal impact fatalities for all occupants dropped from 61 percent to 43 percent due to significant improvements in frontal crash protection according to the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety ( IIHS ).
IIHS also reports that during the same 20 year span, the percentage of side impact31 percent to 51 percent due mainly to the increase of travel speeds and the amount of SUVs on the road. fatalities rose from
Side airbags that protect the head, chest and abdomen reduce driver deaths by an estimated 37 percent, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety ( IIHS ).
It's a no brainer, we all want our children to be as safe as possible. I'm pleased to share with you the newest in carseats, the Safety First Air Protect. Its' the first of it's kind. This breakthrough system shields the head and immediately reduces side impact forces through the precise release of air. It makes sense, doesn't it. It's the carseat to have from birth (5lbs) to 50lbs. Rear or forward facing. It has an easy to adjust 5- position headrest and QuickFit Harness system.
It also comes with the One Click LATCH installation system. I can't live without LATCH, but I can live without the headaches it causes when trying to change out the carseat. With the One Click, it's so easy! No more wrestling, fighting or cursing, because certain choice words seem to fly out of my mouth with Pea's old car seat.
The Safety 1st Air Protect comes in two styles. McKenna, which is grey/black or Harvest, the orange/brown. Find it at your local Babies "R" Us, or purchase online. Retailing for $249.99. The safety of your child and peace of mind it provides is well worth it!
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