Okay, I'm curious to hear what some other Europeans think of it. I'm guessing they drive less than Americans though. That doesn't make it any safer, but statistically speaking, you'd think they'd have more deadly accidents involving children if they had more children unrestrained and drove as much as us. Then again, I thought some European countries were way ahead of us wrt carseat safety (thinking Sweden here, where they rearface way longer.)
Hate to hijack, but while I have the attention of some brainy carseat techs, can I ask why it's safer to tether my marathon rf? The local tech here just used a pool noodle (for a very slight angle to give my oddler a tad more room) and said it's just as safe. ?? I got links from the carseat board, but they didn't actually answer that. Also, with the marathon rf, the front passenger seat feels like it's sooo far forward in our subaru, it almost feels unsafe to ride there (and uncomfy). Are all those safe, rf'ing marathons out there doing this, or does our subaru stink for another reason?
And someone mentioned airbags. Why are they unsafe for kids if they protect adults? (not that mine ride in front, but just wondering.)