When our baby arrives we'll put their car seat in the middle of the backseat, and dd's seat will move over. Does anyone know if the right or left side is statistically safer?
post #1 of 9
4/13/03 at 10:47am
|The center of the rear seat is usually safest, but only if your carseat fits well in that position. Any position in the rear seat is acceptable. The seat behind the passenger may be slightly safer since it allows you to unload the child on the curb side, allows you to see your child more easily from the driver's seat and is very slightly less likely to be hit on that side in a side impact. There is also a small risk that a front seat-back could collapse in a severe rear-end crash, and the passenger seat is less likely to be occupied by a heavy adult who could crush a carseat in this situation.|