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    Is there a comparison of diff countries carseat use/info?

    I am slowly but eagerly learning about carseat standards and laws in varying countries. I live in Canada and am familiar some of the seats here, how they install, the limits, but like learning about the seats in Sweden, Australia, etc. I am wondering if there is a comparison thread, or resources to learn about the seats kinda across the globe? I would love to see a global map where you can hover over a country and see something -RF to so and so pounds or No Restraint laws, or whathaveyou.

    Anyhow, for interest's sake...any info would be appreciated!

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    Re: Is there a comparison of diff countries carseat use/info?

    Perhaps you've found your calling?

    Maintaining this information for just North America alone would be a massive undertaking

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    Re: Is there a comparison of diff countries carseat use/info?

    Yeah, there's not anything like that for the world, but the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (a U.S. group) has a pretty neat map that does what you describe, for the laws in the U.S. states.
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    Re: Is there a comparison of diff countries carseat use/info?

    Wow, I really like the one that goes over the US States. I would love to see something more on a international level, Yes, it would be difficult-so many updates and such, correct info, etc.

    So, if there is a fairly new breakdown of the general comparison...would love to see more links and such! Thanks for posting the link to the states one. I wonder if Canada has something similar.

    Yes, calling...I am so interested in learning it...have this need to learn more and more! I have learned so much on here that I didn't know. And I find it really scary at how little parents, people actually do know about carseat safety. That is why I think I would be good at taking the tech course-not just for installs but for helping other people learn , increase awareness around the communities I can.

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