In which seat do you think you would be safest in the event of a car accident? In the back seat or the front?
Previously, riding in the back seat was thought to offer you more protection if you were involved in a crash. However, with so many new security features that have been developed in recent years, that is no longer true. Front seat safety has come a long way. We now have better seat belts, sensors, and airbags; these tools make the driver or front passenger more protected in the event of a collision.
By contrast, progress in back-seat safety has been slow. In different studies, it has been shown that many times the force exerted by seat belts to stop passengers in their seats has resulted in various injuries. This is particularly important for older passengers as they are more vulnerable and prone to broken bones.
While it is true that a lot has to do with the type of collision you face and the point of the car that receives all the force of the crash, it is considered that car manufacturers and designers should pay more attention to improve the safety of the back seats.
On the other hand, the current safety levels in these seats comply with federal standards in terms of protection level. However, it should be noted that when we talk about minors, it is essential to consider the height of the children in relation to the height at which the airbags are placed. Seating a young child in a front seat puts them at significant risk of being suffocated by the safety feature, so in this case, riding in the back of the car is still the safest option for children.
We hope that the back seat’s safety will soon be equal to that of the front seats.