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Old 11-05-2010, 02:04 PM   #11
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My mom's 2000 VW Eurovan has rear-facing vehicle seats--too bad you can't install car seats on them, but it's nice for adults and kids too big for a booster!
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I would assume Australia, with the site being museumvictoria.


Victoria. Melbourne. Yep, Australia.

IMO, the entire seat turned around is just as ERF as a child seat RF. I think I had read something once about a van in Japan that was made to where the middle row could be turned to face the back row? I think that would be fabulous.
Doesn't the fact that they're facing the seatback make a difference? Like, there's somethin in front of them, where as there's nothing in this picture. This picture is essentially a kid sitting FFing and the entire seat it flipped backwards. Or am I way off? lol
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Victoria. Melbourne. Yep, Australia.
Wow! I was just talking to a friend in Australia about car seat laws there and she said that the government only says to rear face until 6 months there.
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Old 11-05-2010, 06:43 PM   #15
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Doesn't the fact that they're facing the seatback make a difference? Like, there's somethin in front of them, where as there's nothing in this picture. This picture is essentially a kid sitting FFing and the entire seat it flipped backwards. Or am I way off? lol
The safety of RF is that the child will move toward the front of the car (in a frontal impact), and it's not as dangerous to move that direction when you have a whole seat supporting you as you move that way. Forward facing, on the other hand, means your body is moving forward and the only thing holding you back is a seatbelt or carseat harness, so parts that are not harnessed fly forward and parts that are harnessed/belted do not move as much - hence a lot of strain happens between the parts moving forward and the parts being held back. So, having a vehicle seat behind you when RF (as in the picture) does NOT negate the safety aspects of RF.
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The safety of RF is that the child will move toward the front of the car (in a frontal impact), and it's not as dangerous to move that direction when you have a whole seat supporting you as you move that way. Forward facing, on the other hand, means your body is moving forward and the only thing holding you back is a seatbelt or carseat harness, so parts that are not harnessed fly forward and parts that are harnessed/belted do not move as much - hence a lot of strain happens between the parts moving forward and the parts being held back. So, having a vehicle seat behind you when RF (as in the picture) does NOT negate the safety aspects of RF.
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