Volvo’s Approach to Child Safety in Vehicles

When it comes to buying a car, safety should be a no brainer. That’s why people around the world have turned to Volvo vehicles for years and years, because of their superior standards for safety, expert Swedish engineering, and special attention to detail. Today, we at Volvo Cars Marin wanted to bring a particular aspect of safety to the forefront: child safety seats. They’re very important but often go undiscussed.

Volvo believes—as the research shows—that having a child travel in a rearward-facing seat for as long as possible is the safest mode of transport. That’s one of the principals behind Volvo’s new line of child safety seats, designed in conjunction with Britax, the seats come in two sizes, with a third Booster Seat for older or larger children. The two initial seats are the Infant Seat and the Child Seat, both are rear-facing seats and they’re made with high-quality materials to be more breathable and more comfortable for children. After all, what good is a child seat if the child won’t sit in it?

“Our focus is on ensuring that young children travel in the safest manner possible, depending upon their size and age. This means rearward-facing up to the age of at least 3 or 4 years and after that with child seats or booster cushions up to 140 cm in height. The safety benefits are unquestionable, yet many parents unwittingly allow their children to sit forward-facing too early. One of the many reasons quoted for this is comfort – the child complains that there is not enough legroom, or is too warm due to the upholstery. We believe that children will be more comfortable in our rearward-facing new seat and that this will encourage parents to keep their children rearward-facing for longer. This will have a direct impact on overall child safety and support our Vision 2020, where no one will be killed or seriously injured in a Volvo car by the year 2020.” said Lotta Jakobsson, Adjunct Professor, PhD and Senior Technical Leader, Injury Prevention at Volvo Cars Safety Centre

We know the safety of your family is your top priority, and that’s why we sell Volvo vehicles. Interested in upgrading your family’s ride? Come see us in our showroom, located on 195 Casa Buena Drive, Corte Madera, CA. Here you’ll find a wide selection of new and pre-owned Volvo models, and if you would like to find out how you can order the perfect child seat for your growing bundle of joy, either come in to see us or give us a call at (866) 843-3514 and we’ll be happy to answer your questions!

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