Testing Car Seats for Whiplash Prevention

If you’ve previously sustained a whiplash injury in the Phoenix area, then you already know how painful it can be. While shopping for a new car, consider researching how well the car seats rank in terms of preventing whiplash injuries. Some of the newer models available today have redesigned seats that are constructed to minimize the independent movement of the head in a rear-end collision to reduce the risk of a whiplash injury.

For more information about whiplash injury prevention, watch this video presented by the IIHS Vehicle Research Center. You’ll see a demonstration of how they attach car seats to a special, moveable platform to simulate rear-end crashes. The crash test dummy used for this particular test has features that mimic the response of human vertebrae during crashes.

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