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How dangerous is it to not use a safety seat

Some parents said that they can sit in the back seat with their children in their arms when riding in the car. Is there really no problem? The reporter specially came to China Automotive Technology Research Center to test whether the methods commonly used by parents can protect children through simulated car crash experiments.

The experimenters used a dummy weighing about 75 kilograms to simulate the parent of the child. The staff first put it in the back row of the vehicle and fastened the seat belt, and then let it hug the dummy baby with both hands. After everything is in place, the crash test begins.

① Carrying a child in the back seat

When the collision occurs, the simulated baby in the arms of the dummy flies forward instantly. Experts explained that when a collision occurs, if a car hits a steel wall at a speed of 30 to 50 kilometers per hour, it will produce a force equivalent to 30 to 50 times its own. A child weighing 10 kilograms will produce a force of 300 to 500 kilograms. It is difficult for an adult to hold an object weighing 300 to 500 kilograms.

②Holding a child in the front seat

When a collision occurs, the airbags in the front row of the car are deployed, and children in the arms of adults will have priority in contacting the airbags. When the airbag hits the child's head at a speed of 300 kilometers per hour, it will cause great harm to the child.

③Children wear adult seat belts and ride in the rear seat

Because the seat belt is designed for adults, due to the height problem, the seat belt is tied to the child's neck, and once the vehicle collides, under the action of inertia, the seat belt can easily strangle the child's neck, causing suffocation or breaking neck.

The above three methods not only fail to give children safe protection, but may bring more deadly secondary injuries.

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