I had always planned on getting a RF seat from England or Europe if there weren't any decent ones available in Aus when I have kids. That being said, I'm one of the ones who CAN afford to just buy a new seat when they outgrow, not many can afford to even buy one.
Where I live the cops struggle to educate locals to have kids in a seat at all! Many are on laps from birth even in the front seat, so they scream non stop when they are strapped in. I've had kids scream constantly for almost 2 hours of a 4 hour drive, until they passed out exhausted. Personally I don't understand why people who have kids of their own cant tune it out. I don't have kids yet and I just turn the music up a bit so I can still hear it over their screaming, and ignore them lol they aren't hungry or uncomfortable, it's a temper tantrum simple as that.
I'm not sure why there is even a debate on this. But anyhow.
This is from the Australian defence department. It has nothing to do with child seats or even cars. It is to do with rear or foreword facing seats in aircraft. But what it does explain is why even in adults rear facing when subjected to extreme stopping motion is preferable.
I think you will find in the future driverless cars will come with all rear facing seating but then again crashes will no longer occur so maybe not.
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