When should you use a booster seat? And should it have a backrest? What new regulatory changes are coming up? What are the advantages of using a booster seat with a backrest? In "Children's Road Safety", the Accident Prevention and Road Safety division of Fundación MAPFRE, we answer all your questions.
There comes a time when the child seat becomes too small and yet the seat belt does not provide sufficient protection. The child is not tall enough for the seat belt to protect him or her properly, and this is when you need a booster seat or cushion to ensure the safest possible traveling position.
This infographic addresses the certification changes that will be going into effect shortly and points out the advantages of using a booster seat with a backrest. Although this is not yet a compulsory regulation, we do recommend that you use this type of booster seat for optimum safety.
You should bear in mind that in this case we are talking about official certification, so it doesn't affect the booster seats or cushions you may already have, only the manufacturers when it comes to certifying their booster seats in line with the different regulations.