Parents often find it difficult to secure their child car seat to the rear seat. This isn't always the parents fault, however. According to a new study, many automakers simply do not make it easy for parents to secure the car seat.
The study was conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, and the researchers evaluated approximately 98 automobiles from the 2010 and 2011 model year. They were specifically looking for the Latch systems of these automobiles, and how easy these were for parents to use.
They found that out of the 98.automobiles, only 21 had Latch systems that were easy to use. The Latch or Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children system is found in all automobiles from the 2003 model year on. The federal administration has made it mandatory for all automobiles to have these installed in standard models.