The concept of an occupant submarining under a lap belt has been known by vehicle manufacturers since the 1960’s. Submarining occurs when an occupant’s pelvis rotates down and forward and allows the lap belt to slide over the pelvic bones into the soft abdominal tissue.
ASK THE VEHICLE SAFETY LAWYER – Growing out of the Child Seat This question has been hotly debated for years because parents and caregivers were given conflicting information. Some people said age was the determining factor. Others said height. Still, others said weight. THE CORRECT ANSWER IS WEIGHT.
Seat belt cases are the most frequent crashworthiness cases you will see because of mandatory use laws. Besides, as a society, we are told by talking anthropomorphic dummies to “Buckle up, don’t be a dummy.” Unfortunately, seatbelts do not work properly 100% of the time.
You need to buy a Britax infant child safety seat. Let me tell you about the critical components you want to look for as a parent when selecting a rear facing child seat.
Over 500 children a year are killed because they are either unrestrained or effectively unrestrained because of poor belt fit and improper restraint.