Last edited by HollyGolightly81; 13-02-2016 at 22:58.
One of the other things that is in that percentage is incorrect choice of seat, so swapping to a ff seat or booster too soon. It's likely education will help here, as a lot of people are still using the age rules and not other factors like height markers.
The rebound bar can easily be done incorrectly, with seats with a '2 option recline' forward facing, it could be mistaken and the seat leaned back too far. This is another reason I'm not a fan of them
The question is...why are so many people installing incorrectly?
Should do a spin off to ask how many people pay to have their seat installed by a qualified fitter. I personally believe most seats are installed incorrectly because parents do it themselves!!!
We install our own seats now, and I'm confident they are done correctly. It's not rocket science, read the manual and follow the instructions.
I believe a lot of people don't care and take a blasé attitude to restraint installation. I've seen tethers wrapped around the headrest and not attached to the anchor bolt, tethers attached to cargo points not anchor points because either a) they didn't refer to their car manual to find the correct point or b) they just don't care anyway, wrong seatbelt paths used. And then comes the issue that you can have the best install in the world and the harness it loose and it won't mean anything in a crash.
It's just not practically to have someone professionally install restraints each and every time. Life happens, restraints need to be changed, put in grandmas car, covers washed due to pee or vomit etc etc.
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