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<br /> &<br /> CHILDREN<br /> CARS<br /> A safety manual<br /> 2<br /> !<br /> KNOWLEDGE SAVES LIVES<br /> All parents want to give their children the best possible<br /> protection. In the car as well as everywhere else. Even so,<br /> children are still suffering injuries or even dying because<br /> of incorrectly fitted child seats, or because the type of<br /> child restraint they were using was wrong for their age,<br /> height and weight. Or – even worse – because they were<br /> travelling completely unrestrained in a car.<br /> The cause of the problem is often simply a lack of<br /> knowledge. People sometimes think they have fitted a<br /> child seat correctly, when in fact they haven't. They may<br /> think that a child can safely switch from a rearward-facing<br /> seat to facing forwards at the age of just one or two years.<br /> When it shouldn't. They may think they have adjusted the<br /> safety belt correctly. When they haven't.<br /> EASY TO <a title="Safetymanual 2013 Za page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0ebde32c?page=1"> & CHILDREN CARS A safety manual</a> <a title="Safetymanual 2013 Za page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0ebde32c?page=2"> 2</a> <a title="Safetymanual 2013 Za page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0ebde32c?page=3"> ! KNOWLEDGE SAVES LIVES All parents want to give</a> <a title="Safetymanual 2013 Za page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0ebde32c?page=4"> 4</a> <a title="Safetymanual 2013 Za page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0ebde32c?page=5"> ! that the lap section of the safety belt should </a> <a title="Safetymanual 2013 Za page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0ebde32c?page=6"> </a> <a title="Safetymanual 2013 Za page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0ebde32c?page=7"> ! THE BELT IS NOT TO SLIDE UP ACROSS THE BELLY 7</a> <a title="Safetymanual 2013 Za page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0ebde32c?page=8"> !BABY’S FIRST JOURNEY 8 BABIES SHO</a> <a title="Safetymanual 2013 Za page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0ebde32c?page=9"> 9</a> <a title="Safetymanual 2013 Za page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0ebde32c?page=10"> </a> <a title="Safetymanual 2013 Za page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0ebde32c?page=11"> A rearward-facing baby seat should be used as soo</a> <a title="Safetymanual 2013 Za page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0ebde32c?page=12"> !CRASH-TEST DUMMIES 12 The world's</a> <a title="Safetymanual 2013 Za page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0ebde32c?page=13"> conclusions on the probable effects of road crash</a> <a title="Safetymanual 2013 Za page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0ebde32c?page=14"> Body proportions, birth to adulthood </a> <a title="Safetymanual 2013 Za page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0ebde32c?page=15"> VULNERABLE PASSENGERS Babies and children are es</a> <a title="Safetymanual 2013 Za page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0ebde32c?page=16"> </a> <a title="Safetymanual 2013 Za page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0ebde32c?page=17"> withstand this strain relatively well, but a smal</a> <a title="Safetymanual 2013 Za page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0ebde32c?page=18"> 18</a> <a title="Safetymanual 2013 Za page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0ebde32c?page=19"> 19</a> <a title="Safetymanual 2013 Za page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0ebde32c?page=20"> 20 INJURY RISKS PER RESTRAINT TYPE Children aged</a> <a title="Safetymanual 2013 Za page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0ebde32c?page=21"> injuries of moderate level or higher for children</a> <a title="Safetymanual 2013 Za page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0ebde32c?page=22"> ! 22 REARWARD-FACING FOR AS LONG AS POSSIBLE of</a> <a title="Safetymanual 2013 Za page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0ebde32c?page=23"> 23</a> <a title="Safetymanual 2013 Za page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0ebde32c?page=24"> 24</a> <a title="Safetymanual 2013 Za page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0ebde32c?page=25"> ! Do side airbags pose any risk to my child? No, </a> <a title="Safetymanual 2013 Za page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0ebde32c?page=26"> tion test. 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