Is an ISOFIX car seat best?
Is an ISOFIX car seat best?

Is Isofix safer than a seatbelt?

Independent tests show that ISOFIX mounted seats are extremely safe. Rather than relying on a belt, the car seat is fixed directly to the child seat base. That means there's less movement in the seat in the event of an accident, particularly a side on impact. The real advantage to ISOFIX is that it's so simple to fit.

Do you use seatbelt with Isofix?

An Isofix child seat is 'plugged' into the corresponding fitting points in the car, removing the need to use the car's seat belts to secure it. An additional top tether or support leg is used to prevent the child seat titling or rotating in an impact.

Can you use ISOFIX and seat belt together?

QUESTION: Is it safer to use ISOFIX + top tether or the vehicle seat belt and top tether to install a car seat? ANSWER: Installed correctly, both methods of installation are equally safe.

Is Isofix safer than seatbelt installation?

Four ISOFIX compatible restraints tested The result was a minimal difference in safety performance between the models of restraints that were tested with and without ISOFIX anchorages. It also shows that ISOFIX compatible restraints are not always safer than seats installed with a seatbelt.

What age can you use Isofix?

It's worth noting that the ISOFIX law covers Group 0+ and Group 1 chairs, which is from birth to 4 years. While Group 2/3 (4-12 years) car seats are governed by a system called ISOFIT (we've got more on this below).

How do you know if ISOFIX is fitted correctly?

0:341:29How to fit an isofix baby car seat in 60 seconds – YouTubeYouTube

Are Isofix safer than seatbelts?

Independent tests show that ISOFIX mounted seats are extremely safe. Rather than relying on a belt, the car seat is fixed directly to the child seat base. That means there's less movement in the seat in the event of an accident, particularly a side on impact. The real advantage to ISOFIX is that it's so simple to fit.

Is Isofix safer than seatbelt?

Independent tests show that ISOFIX mounted seats are extremely safe. Rather than relying on a belt, the car seat is fixed directly to the child seat base. That means there's less movement in the seat in the event of an accident, particularly a side on impact. The real advantage to ISOFIX is that it's so simple to fit.