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  Car safety - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Car safety is the avoidance of car accidents or the minimization of harmful effects of accidents, in particular as pertaining to human life and health.
Car safety became an issue almost immediately after the invention of the automobile, when Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot crashed his steam-powered "Fardier" against a wall in 1771.
Car safety is especially critical for young children, as car safety is generally designed for normal sized adults.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Car_safety   (1917 words)

  
 Car safety: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
An alternative method of assessing vehicle safety is to study the road accident statistics on a model-by-model basis[Follow this hyperlink for a summary of this subject].
A headlight or headlamp is a light, usually attached to the front of a vehicle such as a car, with the purpose of illuminating the road ahead during...
In auto racing, a safety car (known in america as the pace car) is a car which limits the speed of competing cars on a racetrack in the case of a major accident...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/ca/car_safety.htm   (2967 words)

  
 CAR SAFETY EQUIPMENT
Safety restraint systems have a dramatic effect on reducing injury and death in vehicle collisions.
Every occupant of the car that is at least 5 years old and weighs 40 or more pounds must be wearing a seat belt.
Your car stops, but you keep on going at the same speed you were traveling until you hit the dashboard or windshield.
www.driversed.com /content/nevada/Car_Safety_Equipment.html   (794 words)

  
 AAP - Car Safety Seats: A Guide for Families - 2006
As long as children are riding in the correct car safety seat for their size and age, they do not need to use any additional devices.
A tether is a strap that attaches a car safety seat to an anchor located on the rear window ledge, the back of the vehicle seat, or on the floor or ceiling of the vehicle.
When your baby falls asleep in her car safety seat, it can be tempting to bring her inside and leave her alone in the seat, but this can be unsafe.
www.aap.org /family/carseatguide.htm   (4470 words)

  
 National Safety Belt Coalition Child Safety Seats
Many safety experts believe that between 80 percent to 90 percent of child safety seats are installed and/or used incorrectly.
These seats are used as a transition to safety belts by older kids who have clearly outgrown their convertible seat and are not quite ready for the vehicle belt system.
Child safety seats also act to spread crash forces over a broad area of the body, thereby reducing forces on any particular part of the body, and distributing these forces to the strongest parts of the skeleton (hips, back and shoulders).
www.nsc.org /traf/sbc/sbcchild.htm   (1237 words)

  
 Auto Safety
Infant car seats should always be installed to face the rear of the car because in a crash an infant's soft spinal column can stretch and the spinal cord can be damaged if he or she is riding facing forward.
Use your knee to push down on the seat as you tighten the car's seat belt (may be a lap-only or lap/shoulder) or LATCH attachments belt through the child safety seat's belt path.
If your child is asked to sit in the front seat of someone else's car, he or she should politely decline the offer and tell the driver that he or she would prefer to sit in the back seat.
kidshealth.org /parent/firstaid_safe/travel/auto.html   (4017 words)

  
 Car Seat Safety   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Despite laws in all states requiring the use of car safety seats or child restraint devices for young children, many children continue to be killed each year while riding in motor vehicles.
In rear-facing car safety seats for infants, shoulder straps must be in the lowest slots until the infant's shoulders are above the slots; the harness must be snug; and the car safety seat's retainer clip should be positioned at the midpoint of the infant's chest, not on the abdomen or in the neck area.
A convertible safety seat, which is positioned reclined and rear facing for a child until 1 year of age and 20 lb and semi upright and forward facing for a child older than 1 year of age who weighs 20 to 40 lb, should be used as long as the child fits well (e.g.
www.cantonhealth.org /car_seat_safety.htm   (771 words)

  
 Howstuffworks "How NASCAR Safety Works"
Crafting one of these cars is a meticulous task that takes dozens of designers, engineers and mechanics who put in hundreds of hours to perfect the car before it ever rolls onto a race track.
But being behind the wheel of this car as it is spinning out of control on a high-banked super-speedway at 180 mph (289 kph), heading directly into a concrete retaining wall -- this is the sober reality that professional drivers must face.
In an average street car equipped with air bags and seatbelts, occupants are protected during 35-mph crashes into a concrete barrier.
www.howstuffworks.com /nascar-safety.htm   (310 words)

  
 CAR SAFETY EQUIPMENT
The law requires infants to ride in a rear-facing child safety seat until they are at least one year old and weight at least 20 lbs.
The infant, car seat and safety belt provisions of the law are primary enforcement, meaning the driver can be stopped and ticketed if an officer sees an unrestrained or improperly restrained child in the vehicle.
Your car stops, but you keep moving at the same speed at which you were traveling until you hit the dashboard or windshield.
www.driversed.com /content/Colorado/Car_Safety_Equipment.html   (1204 words)

  
 Your Health: Trover Foundation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It's also essential that children be properly restrained, with a child safety seat, a booster seat, or with a properly fitted lap/shoulder belt, depending on their age and size.
NHTSA says car seats for children younger than a year of age or smaller than 20 pounds should be positioned facing the rear of the car, since this can help avoid neck or spine injury in the event of a sudden stop and/or impact.
NHTSA says car seats for children older than a year of age may be able to face the front, but should still be placed in the back seat, with the seat securely anchored in place.
www.stayinginshape.com /4troverfoundation/libv/k11.shtml   (772 words)

  
 Car safety-Key text
Car crumple zones and airbags –; designed to absorb crash energy – are contributing to a lower road toll.
The United States National Highway Safety Administration reports that 3 out of every 5 people killed in vehicle accidents in the US – where seatbelt use is much lower than in Australia – would have survived their injuries had they been strapped in.
But safety devices do not offer a foolproof guarantee: drivers should be responsible for monitoring the safety of their cars and their behaviour behind the wheel.
www.science.org.au /nova/057/057key.htm   (1623 words)

  
 Caring for Your Baby: Zoom! The March of Dimes Guide to Car Seat Safety
A car seat is extremely effective at protecting your baby when it is installed correctly and used correctly every time the baby is a passenger.
The good news is that car seats are extremely effective at protecting your baby when installed correctly and used each and every time baby is a passenger.
Use of a car seat reduces the risk of death for infants by 71 percent and for children ages one to four by 54 percent.
www.marchofdimes.com /pnhec/298_1041.asp   (949 words)

  
 Infant and Car Seat Safety   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Infant seats and child car seats are engineered to safely absorb and distribute crash impact over a child's body while holding a child in place.
Another myth is that a child is safer NOT belted into the car because he or she will be thrown free of the crash and saved.
Besides the rear-facing infant seat, there is a convertible safety seat that can be used in rear- and forward-facing positions (a convertible seat faces backward for an infant and forward for a toddler).
www.adventisthealthcare.com /AHC/Atoz/hl/sp/chil/carsafety.asp   (1291 words)

  
 Car Safety Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It is beyond the scope of our capabilities to produce up to date information on car safety.
Provides health and safety information about children, car seats and various issues regarding child safety while in a car.
AARP Driver Safety Program is the nation's first and largest classroom driver refresher course specially designed for motorists age 50 and older.
www.covermycar.net /Car_Safety.asp   (211 words)

  
 Learn more about the safety features of your vehicle with the car safety guide at CarsDirect.com
Your family's safety in an accident is an important point to consider when purchasing a new vehicle.
Tether straps attach the safety seat to the rear shelf of the car and rear seat belt area.
Auto manufacturers have introduced this safety feature to deflect the force of a side-impact collision away from the head area and toward the legs.
www.carsdirect.com /features/safetyfeatures   (1069 words)

  
 Car Seat FAQs
Children have died or been injured by being left to sleep in a car seat or carrier after the parents arrived at their destination.
There's no reason to be driving around with a car safety seat that isn't installed and used correctly.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has begun to rate car safety seats on their ease of use.
www.saferchild.org /carseat.htm   (3141 words)

  
 Totsafe: Child Car Seat Safety
It happens because in many vehicle models, children may be able to pop the trunk (from inside or outside) when the car's unlocked, or access the trunk via a pass-through in the backseat.
While children younger than 13 are generally safest sitting in the back seat of a vehicle, here is an exception: If you drive an older model car that doesn't have a front passenger-side air bag, does have a three-point safety belt in the front passenger seat, and only has lap belts in back.
In this case, a child who can no longer fit in a front-facing child safety seat but doesn't yet fit the vehicle's safety belts properly on his own is best off sitting up front in a booster seat, using the vehicle's lap-shoulder belt.
www.totsafe.com /carsafety.htm   (912 words)

  
 Chevrolet Car Safety : Car seat Safety, Car Safety Rating, Chevrolet Car Safety Features
In addition, it has a long history of supporting child passenger safety — from developing some of the first child-size dummies used in crash testing to creating technology to help kids from accidentally getting trapped in the trunk of a car.
There is a long list of standard and available safety features built into Chevy cars and trucks — all designed to help you avoid a crash.
Chevy vehicles come with comprehensive safety features to help keep you and your family safe in the event of a crash.
www.chevrolet.com /safety   (291 words)

  
 PFD: CHILD CAR SEAT SAFETY
The Office of Highway Safety will ask you for the license number and state on the car, the city where it occurred and the location of the child (front seat, driver's lap, etc.).
The car owner will receive a letter saying that an unrestrained child was observed, and that the law requires children under five to be properly secured.
If your safety seat can be used facing either way, use the correct belt path for each direction.
www.ci.phoenix.az.us /FIRE/carseats.html   (644 words)

  
 Child Carseat Safety FAQ
appropriate safety seat until they are about 8 years old, unless they are already 4 feet, 9 inches or taller.
Refusing to put the car in motion unless the child stays in their restraint is another.
A possible risk is to child passengers seated out of position; leaning on the door, face on the window, head sleeping on a pillar, etc. This would be most relevant to children in boosters who are not seated properly, and to children not using any type of seatbelt or restraint.
www.car-safety.org /faq.html   (7114 words)

  
 Howstuffworks "Safety Channel"
How NASCAR Safety Works - Imagine being behind the wheel of 3,400-pound, 750-horsepower race car.
Explore the safety features and devices that attempt to safeguard these 200-mph racers.
How Air Bags Work - Statistics show that air bags reduce the risk of dying in a head-on crash by 30 percent.
auto.howstuffworks.com /safety-channel.htm   (104 words)

  
 Car Safety advice from the Child Safety Experts at ChildSafetyExperts.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Starting with the first ride your baby takes in the car, it is important to look out for his safety.
We have dedicated this section to answer your questions about car safety for children and infants and guide you in making informed decisions in purchasing car safety equipment such as baby car-seats, booster seats, etc.
Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without express written permission of Tal Ater is prohibited.
www.childsafetyexperts.com /car/index.shtml   (112 words)

  
 AAP Children's Health Topics: CAR SAFETY SEATS AND TRANSPORTATION SAFETY
Motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death for children and adolescents ages 1 to 21.
The AAP has information on topics ranging from car safety seats to school buses to teen driving.
Governors Highway Safety Association is the states' voice on highway safety.
www.aap.org /healthtopics/carseatsafety.cfm   (279 words)

  
 National Safety Council - Making Our World a Safer Place
The Safety Summit Mexico is the most important event on Occupational Safety and Health in Mexico.
Healthy Vision Month is co-sponsored by the National Safety Council, the National Eye Institute and NIOSH in collaboration with the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Inc. Visit the official site of Healthy Vision Month.
Billy Young is remembered through this scholarship for his many contributions to the National Safety Council, to safety in the utility industry, and as a man who always gave his all to get things accomplished.
www.nsc.org   (685 words)

  
 How to Install Your Child's Car Seat or Booster Seat to Protect Them in Crashes | Partners for Child Passenger Safety - ...
Choosing and installing a child's car seat or booster seat can be confusing.
This section explains why kids who have outgrown car seats need to be in belt-positioning booster seats and which booster seat is best for your child.
This site was developed by Partners for Child Passenger Safety, a research partnership of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and State Farm®, to help parents and caregivers learn more about child safety seats, booster seats and seatbelts.
www.chop.edu /consumer/jsp/division/generic.jsp?id=77971   (466 words)

  
 :: Safe Kids Worldwide - Preventing Accidental Injury ::
More than 450 coalitions in 15 countries bring together health and safety experts, educators, corporations, foundations, governments and volunteers to educate and protect families.
More than 200 state and local Safe Kids coalitions will hold car seat checkups and teach parents the new Safety Belt Fit Test to determine when a growing child is ready to move from a booster seat to adult safety belts.
USA safety tips, news releases, cps certification and coalition information.
www.safekids.org   (433 words)

  
 III - Car Breakdown Safety
If you are in an accident or your car breaks down, safety should be your first concern.
Getting out of the car at a busy intersection or on a highway to change a tire or check damage from a fender bender is probably one of the worst things you can do.
In the case of a blowout or a flat tire, move the vehicle to a safer place before attempting a repair—even if it means destroying the wheel getting there.
www.iii.org /individuals/auto/lifesaving/breakdown   (285 words)

  
 Child, Baby and Booster Car Seats - Unbiased Reviews & Free Shipping
We also feature strollers that are compatible with car seats as well as accessories to fit every lifestyle.
That is why we only carry a few select brands and models that we feel exemplify a true commitment to safety, while maintaining cutting-edge features and superior comfort.
From the first time parent shopping for their very first car seat to the experienced parent with a full mini van looking for a third or fourth car seat that will work for them, we can help every step of the way.
www.elitecarseats.com   (301 words)

  
 Calspan - Proving and Improving
CDRC has conducted research on real-world traffic crashes throughout the eastern United States since 1953.
The work is conducted under contracts primarily with the US Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in Washington, DC.
TSC is the leader in high-quality, independent automotive safety testing, research, development, testing, and evaluation using state-of-the art facilities since 1948.
www.carsafety.com   (185 words)

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