Recently, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced it would create a new resource on Safecar.gov that would collect information from automakers regarding which child restraints fit properly in their specific vehicles. According to Washington State Nissan Dealers, although details of NHTSA’s Vehicle-CRS Fit Program are still being finalized, Nissan North America is already on board. In fact, the company has been helping consumers learn which child-restraint systems properly fit in Nissan (and Infiniti) vehicles since 2002.
That’s when Nissan launched its industry-leading Snug Kids program, developed directly in response to consumer interest in this important information. But first, a Nissan team of certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians personally devoted thousands of hours to evaluating hundreds of child-safety seats for compatibility with Nissan (and Infiniti) vehicles.
The fruit of their labor? Nissan’s Snug Kids Child Safety Seat Fit Guide, a resource that people can use to choose the optimum child-safety solutions for their specific Nissan/Infiniti models. The information also is available on the Nissan and Infiniti websites at www.nissanusa.com/snugkids.com and www.infinitiusa.com/ownership/snug-kids.html.
Naturally, Nissan’s dedication to safety is showcased in its vehicles, too. Framingham, MA Nissan dealer pointed out that the all-new 2011 Juke comes with standard safety features like an anti-lock braking system (ABS), Vehicle Dynamic Control, and a Traction Control System, along with a full complement of air bags, including two dual-stage supplemental front- and side-impact airbags, and roof-mounted, side-impact air bags.
“Nissan is committed to passenger safety—including the safety of children, our most precious cargo,” said Bob Yakushi, director of product safety, Nissan North America. “We began Snug Kids to aid caretakers in the purchase and installation of child restraint systems, and fully support NHTSA’s direction.”