By Elvira Lazar, research and policy officer
Parents often ask me about the best or safest car seats on the market. With the latest Child Restraint Evaluation Program (CREP) test results just in, giving them a useful answer becomes a little easier.
RACV is a partner in the independent testing program, which shows how well car seats and boosters protect children in a crash and how easy they are to use.
The independent testing is tougher than Australian Standard requirements, to give parents a clear idea of a car seat’s safety performance above the minimum required by law, and beyond what they may hear from a salesperson.
The CREP results once again demonstrate that not all car seats are created equal. Here are the better-performing seats in each category: