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Video: Millions of parents could be risking their child’s safety because of confusion over car seats

Despite the fact that studies show rear-facing car seats are up to five times safer than forward-facing car seats. Almost a third of parents say they switched because official guidance said it was okay to put their children in a forward-facing seat, with the most important factors in choosing a car seat being how long it will last and the cost. However, more than a third feel there is not enough help and advice available when buying a car seat and more than 70% of parents say they would have been more likely to buy a rear-facing car seat had they known the safety benefits of them at the time of purchase. Car safety expert Professor Lotta Jakobsson discusses current safety guidelines and what you should be considering if you’re a parent. Credit: Volvo


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