There’s a vast different in the quality of protection they offerIt’s now easier for parents to choose a child car seat based on its level of crash protection and ease of use.
The NSW Centre for Road Safety and the NRMA have introduced a safety rating system for new child seats, similar to the highly successful ANCAP vehicle crash testing program.
Seats are subjected to three crash tests and awarded a star rating of one of five, with being the safest. While all seats comply with the Australian Safety Standard, one of the most demanding in the world, there’s a vast difference in the quality of protection they offer.
Currently, only 13 child car seats have been tested through the Child Restraint Evaluation Program (CREP) to measure their protection performance and ease of use.