Capsules (tested from 2021 onward)
Nuna Klik Plus tested with ISOFix CF05702
Rearward only (capsule, 0-12 months)
Not all car seats are created equal. These are Australia’s safest baby, toddler and child car seats for 2022.
Australia’s safest baby and child car seats for 2022 have been revealed. In its latest round of assessments, the independent Child Restraint Evaluation Program (CREP) has published new ratings for eight child car seats, each tested against updated testing protocols including an intruding door side-impact test and a new test rig that is more representative of current popular vehicles.
CREP is a national consortium including VicRoads, Kidsafe and the Transport Accident Commission. RACV Senior Safety Policy Adviser Elvira Lazar says the program exists to enable parents to compare and find the seats that have the best protection ratings.
For the assessments, test dummies measuring the upper end of the height and weight limit for each type of seat are put into a crash simulation to measure the forces experienced by the dummy on impact. The car seats are scored based on several performance aspects, such as how well they maintain structural integrity and how well they protect the child’s torso in a car crash.