With five deaths and 64 injuries already being reported from side impact collisions, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released a proposal that outlines a recommendation to increase Federal standards for child seats and their ability to perform better in side-impact collisions.
In the document, the NHTSA revealed details of the new, 30 mph impact test that would simulate the effects of a t-bone accident on car seats weighing up to 40 pounds. To pass the test, seats would require a that crash test dummy is adequately protected from a door that intrudes into the passenger area of the vehicle.
The proposal has been published with the Federal Register and is open for public comment for 90 days.
Have you or someone you love suffered a serious injury in a side impact collision? If so, you may be eligible to file a claim to recover financial compensation for losses &/or damages that you may have endured.
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