Volvo's Lotta Jakobsson talks about child safety in cars

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Derek loves nothing more than punching a remote location into a GPS, queuing up some music and heading out on a long drive, so it's a good thing he's in charge of CNET Australia's Car Tech channel.

In the second part of our interview, Volvo's Lotta Jakobsson talks about child safety in cars and how, in some ways, Australia is lagging behind the rest of the world.

We also learn that it's not just kids who would be much safer facing rearwards in cars, but adults, too. Unfortunately, it would be mind-bendingly difficult to steer a car like that and, anyway, most of us give the rear-facing bus and train seats a wide berth.

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MissyA posted a comment   

Too bad in Australia, we don't have seats that rear face past 12kg and most babies are out of them height wise by 18 months. If I choose to purchase one overseas and get caught, I loose points on my licence, face a hefty fine, and don't get me started on insurance issues.

The best I can do is keep my child rear facing as long as Australian seats allow me to. We're doing okay right now. My little one is 10kg and almost 14 months and still rear facing... for another 2kg.

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