So….the time has come for an upgrade to our family car. Nothing huge (or expensive), just a little more room for all the kids’ stuff you have to lug around these days.
As I began to do a bit of research, I thought about what is most important to us and of course safety features was one of the first things to come to mind. All of the standard inclusions came to mind but one thing that popped up in only a couple of cars was a seatbelt warning device in the back seats. Obviously this is something that is included in the front seats, however I had never heard or even thought of this before. This would be so handy once the kids are in a booster seat with a lap sash, especially with one of my kids who is often undoing their seatbelt as we drive along.
So it got me thinking, I know our current car does not have them in the back seats, so why are they only compulsory in the front seats of cars?
You hear so often of children being killed in car accidents who were not wearing seat belts. It could be that they were buckled up at the start of the trip and unbuckled their seatbelt along the journey without Mum or Dad knowing.
I now have my thinking cap on regarding this issue, but would love to hear from our followers.
Do you know if you have a seatbelt warning device in the back seats of your car?
Why are they only compulsory in the front seats?
Let us know your thoughts and lets get the conversation started.