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View Poll Results: Which is the SAFEST seat in a car?
Front Left Passenger Seat (A) 74 38.95%
Rear Left Passenger Seat (B) 100 52.63%
Other 16 8.42%
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Old 21st April 2020, 17:06   #46
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Default Re: Which is the SAFEST seat in a car - front or rear?

I recall a study that found that if belted up, the safest seat is the centre-rear seat, or second row middle seat for a three row vehicle. This is a generic best-survival seat considering obviously that one isnít driving the car.

Front offset is the most common accident type, and while the data for the research study on which this result is based is a bit old, it will still hold true as a simple rule of thumb.

There can be endless debates that my car has load limiters only in the front, nine airbags or two and what have you, and Iím not contradicting those opinions at all. It is probably best explained as the best seat if the car only has seat belts.
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Old 14th December 2020, 10:19   #47
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Default Re: Which is the SAFEST seat in a car - front or rear?

Assuming a passenger is properly using their seatbelt or car seat or booster for a child, the rear middle seat is currently the safest seat in a car. However, as motor vehicle safety technology continues to improve, this age-old wisdom is beginning to change. In cars from the most recent model years, experts now recommend adults age 55 or older sit in the front seats if they're looking for the safest spot, according to The New York Times. Though, according to the Times, as belts that tighten automatically with crash detection sensors appear in rear seats, the back seat will again be considered safest overall.
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