Back seats need better security equipment, crash investigation says

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says in a new report that more secure restriction frameworks are required for the rearward sitting arrangements of cars. The examination finds that back seat safety has not kept pace with front-situate security and it has been to the disservice of belted travelers in the back seat.

The investigation took a gander at 117 front crashes that brought about a back seat traveler who was wearing a seat belt getting killed or truly harmed. The examination says a large number of these could have been survivable with redesigns in plan and security equipment.

Numerous chest wounds in the crashes were brought about by power from seat belts. This could be relieved to some degree, the examination proposes, with belts being equipped with force limiters, which let out some slack from the seat belt as force increments.

The institute, which was established via auto insurers, suggests car creators investigate progressively safety technologies in the back seat, including air bags that deploy from the ceiling.

Front seat travelers have as of now profited by numerous individuals of these updates, and now frequently have both side and front air bags just as force limiters and crash tensioners, which cause seat belts to tighten.

Be that as it may, back seat technology has not kept up, however new safety measures have been tried. It used to be that the back seat was viewed as the more secure place to be in case of a crash from the front. Yet, the examination found that is evolving.

The institute noticed that comparable investigations in the past have prodded safety upgrades, and it trusts that will be the situation once more.

“We’re confident that vehicle manufacturers can find a way to solve this puzzle in the back seat just as they were able to do in the front,” President David Harkey said.