As child safety seats and booster seats become larger for safety purposes, vehicle seats must adjust to accommodate this trend.
According to Chevrolet, “Many child restraint manufacturers require at least 80 percent of the child restraint be supported by the vehicle seat.”
With that in mind Chevrolet has worked to address that need in 2015 vehicles. The all-new 2015 Chevy Colorado Extended Cab combines a removable headrest with a passenger side seat cushion to adhere to child safety seat regulations.
The GM Foundation working with Safe Kids Worldwide during National Child Passenger Safety Week produced a study stating that 9 of 10 parents move their child out of booster seats to just safety belts too quickly. Children are recommended to be at least 57 inches tall and 80 pounds before switching to safety belts.
GM has also taken steps to improve the comfort of safety belts for smaller adults and children. At Stalker Chevrolet we are equipped to fit the shoulder belt with a comfort guide for backseat passengers. The plastic guide attaches to the rear or side trim to help keep the shoulder strap comfortably in place on the passenger.
It’s important that safety restraints are comfortable to encourage passengers to wear them correctly and not be tempted to put them behind their backs or under their arms.