Why is it safer for children to use rear-facing child seats? Until what age should they continue using them? What requirements must a child restraint system of this type fulfill? What advice should I follow to ensure the seat is secured correctly? In the Children's Road Safety section of the Accident Prevention and Road Safety department of Fundación MAPFRE, we have produced this infographic to answer all your questions.
It has been demonstrated that rear-facing child seats offer more protection to children in the event of a traffic accident, especially in front and side impact collisions. The head and neck are the most vulnerable body parts in children. A rear-facing child seats offers greater protection for the head, neck and spinal column. That's why Fundación MAPFRE recommends that children travel facing backwards for as long as possible.