Side Impact Testing

What is Side Impact testing?

Side impact testing simulates a crash in which the vehicle carrying the car seat is struck on the side by another vehicle. An example of a “real life” side impact collision is when a car crossing an intersection is struck on the side by another car that ran a stop sign.

Why is it important to car seat safety?

Approximately one out of four vehicle crashes have a side impact component.

How are car seats tested now?

Car seat safety standards require a frontal impact test with a 30 mph velocity change. This approximates the crash forces generated in a collision between a vehicle traveling 60 mph and a parked car of similar mass, or the energy produced in a fall from a three story building. There are currently no provisions in the U.S. and Canadian standards for side impact testing. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is in the early stages of developing a child side impact test standard

What is the Evenflo Side Impact Testing?

At Evenflo, car seat safety is a top priority. That's why we have created the Evenflo Side Impact test protocol. The Evenflo Side Impact test protocol was developed by Evenflo engineers using state-of-the-art facilities. The rigorous test simulates the energy in the severe 5 star government side impact tests conducted for automobiles.

Do what’s best for your baby. For car seat safety that you can depend on, trust Evenflo. Shop our collection of side impacted car seats today.