The Case for Universal LATCH Ratings

Car seats are an auto safety must-have. Such a must-have should come with an easy-to-use LATCH system, yes? In a perfect world, all LATCH systems are fairly standard and super easy to handle. The IIHS is aiming to bring about this very change, and we here at Honda of Santa Fe applaud the IIHS for doing so. Here's what it's all about.

LATCH: A Basic Safety Enhancement

LATCH, or Lower Anchors and Tethers For Children, systems help you properly install car seats. However, complicated LATCH systems often result in incorrectly installed car seats and compromised child safety.

You're much more likely to use a LATCH system and install your car seat correctly if your LATCH system is a no-brainer, highly sturdy and reliable. The IIHS' new "Good," "Acceptable," "Marginal" and "Poor" ratings indicate LATCH system ease-of-use and durability based on criteria like accessibility and placement.

The Point of LATCH System Ratings

LATCH system ratings help you make more informed decisions about vehicle purchases and their corresponding LATCH system. Ratings help our team in Santa Fe steer you toward a vehicle whose safety features better agree with your family's requirements. Ratings also encourage the manufacture of LATCH systems aligned to uniform criteria, resulting in more standardized LATCH systems that anyone can use and whose safety benefits are granted.



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