NHTSA to begin Positioning Test Dummies in the Back Seat

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration NHTSA

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will start positioning crash test dummies in the rear seats of the automobiles it checks starting in 2019 as part of its 5-Star Safety Ratings Program.

For almost 40 years, NHTSA has actually evaluated just for driver and front-seat passenger crash protection, however due to the rise in appeal of app-based movement services, NHTSA will now evaluate for rear-seat traveler safety too. While a variety of automakers have actually willingly included safety features such as seat belt pretensioners, safety belt air bags, and curtain air bags to the rear seats, the absence of mandatory testing has led to rear-passenger security receiving less interest than that of front-seat riders.

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