Accord Hybrid Makes Cars.com’s Car Seat Honor Roll
In honor of Child Passenger Safety Week, which began on September 17th and runs through the 23rd (National Seat Check Saturday), we wanted to discuss car seat safety. According to Traffic Safety Marketing (TSM), car crashes are a leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 13.
Of course, death and injuries can be better prevented by the proper use of car seats, booster seats, and seat belts. It is estimated that more than half- and as many as three quarters- of all child seats are not properly installed.
We would also like to remind you to register your booster and car seats with their manufacturers, so that you can be alerted to any recalls.
Cars.com’s Car Seat Check Honor Roll
For this year’s Cars.com’s Car Seat Check Honor Roll, the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid was featured. At Cars.com, they have three certified child passenger safety technicians who install and write their Car Seat Checks.
For their checks, they investigate the car’s Latch system, which is supposed to make car-seat installation easier. The child passenger safety technicians also test how well four different car seats fit into the vehicle.
Out of the 65 model year 2017 and 2018 vehicles that were tested between September 2016 and August 2017, only 10 vehicles made the honor roll. According to Cars.com, their Honor Roll recognizes cars that were tested, that have ample room for at least two car seats, and have Latch anchors that make car-seat installation easier.
2017 Accord Hybrid
Not only does the Accord Hybrid excel when it comes to getting the most out of a tank of fuel, but it also does a great job when it comes to accommodating car seats. It received straight A’s across the Car Seat Check. Thus, the 2017 Accord Hybrid is a great option for families who are looking to save at the pump and keep your children safe.