The Value of Lower Anchors and Tethers
In response, vehicles and all car seats were required to include LATCH by September 2001.
Studies have shown many benefits of LATCH use, from easier installations to improved CR (child restraint) safety with reduced head excursion and neck loads. (IIHS 2010 Observed Use of Tethers in FF CRS, Jermakian, Wells)
NHTSA, SafeKids, AAP and other safety experts agree there are benefits to a child riding in a 5 pt harness to higher weight limits than the traditional 40 lb limit.
There are now more than 30 CRs on the market offering a 5-pt harness for children over 50 lbs, yet only one CR is rated for LATCH installations over 50 lbs; The Radian R-Series. DIONO makes installation easier for parents.
Important CPS Tool: The LATCH Manual. Order it online: www.saferidenews.com