For Heightened Child Safety, Understand the LATCH System

We value informed drivers at Bowman Auto Center. Being informed helps you drive safely. Today, our blog post informs you about the LATCH System, which will interest you if you ever drive young children in your automobile.

LATCH is short for Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children, and the automobile industry worked with the United States' government to develop this system. It eases the difficulty of properly installing child seats in any new or recently produced auto sold in the United States. When you shop for your next car, you will easily find its LATCH rating, which the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety determines.

The IIHS evaluates five criteria when setting a model's LATCH value. Those include accessibility of lower anchors, attachment force, clearance angle, tether-anchor location and the average driver's ability to understand the tether anchor's hardware. For easy installation of child safety seats, find a car that the IIHS rates Good+.

 

 

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