A study in Australia identified that children are 12 times more distracting than mobile phones whilst driving. What's more, Cosatto told us that more than 70% of children can wriggle out of their car seat, freeing themselves from the shoulder straps puts a child at risk of head, neck, spinal and internal injuries in the event of an accident.
Working with the makers of the original, award-winning "5 Point Plus", Cosatto has built this technology in to all of its group 1 car seats. Richard Knight from 5 Point Plus states: "Driver distraction due to toddlers removing their harness is a risk to all road users and pedestrians. Cosatto is offering parents a real choice between simply buying a seat that complies with safety standards or buying a seat that sets safety standards."
This new range of car seats is designed to offer to levels of protection. Firstly, anti-escape so no slipping the harness up and off the shoulders. Secondly, an anti-distraction as it lets driver focus on the road and the task in hand.
Mark Swift, Cosatto Product Development and Technical Director confirms: "We've incorporated the original 5 Point Plus blueprint into our brand new Anti-Escape system creating an anti-wriggle lock down as the escape gaps are shielded making it virtually impossible for children to escape their harness."
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