Where should I install my child’s car seat? Which spot is safest?

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Toddler rear-facing in center

The center of the back seat is statistically the safest place in the car.

Research from real crashes shows that the center is safest – particularly because you can’t take a direct impact in the center. One study of kids 0-3 years old found that kids sitting in the center are 43% safer than those sitting on the side. A study of all fatal crashes in the US between 2000 and 2003 found that the person sitting in the center of the back seat had a 13% increased chance of survival than those sitting in the back but on one of the side seats.

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