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    Is the 3rd row as safe as the 2nd row?

    In a FF installation will the 3rd row will be as safe as the 2nd row?
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    Great article, thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by LISmama810
    Thanks do much for this. I have been looking for a hoot answer to this for a while.

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    Re: Is the 3rd row as safe as the 2nd row?

    I know this may sound like a dumb question ... but how exactly does a headrest help in a crash? One of the comments mentions people not having the headrest where it belongs in the back row and this contributing to fatalities (or injury). The only thing I can think of is if you were thrown forward, on the rebound the headrest would keep your head from snapping backwards so far. Is that all there is to it?

    I have seen headrests referred to, I think, as active vs. passive... I think one sort of pushes back against the head? Vs. is more upright and less pushy? How do these differ for crash protection?

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    Quote Originally Posted by YinzerMama
    I The only thing I can think of is if you were thrown forward, on the rebound the headrest would keep your head from snapping backwards so far. Is that all there is to it?
    Yes, people can suffer injuries ranging from mild to deadly due to their necks snapping around. This can happen on the rebound in a frontal crash or the initial impact in a rear crash. This is also why backless boosters (and some high-backs) require head support. Really no one should ride without head support.

    I have seen headrests referred to, I think, as active vs. passive... I think one sort of pushes back against the head? Vs. is more upright and less pushy? How do these differ for crash protection?
    Your head should be no more than 4 inches from the headrest during normal circumstances. If your head is too far away, it has that much further to travel/travel back in a crash. The headrests that jut forward decrease the amount of room between the head and the headrest. There are also headrests that actively move forward in a crash, again reducing the distance the head has to travel.

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    Re: Is the 3rd row as safe as the 2nd row?

    Ive been wondering this about my Yukon XL where the second and third rows are quite close.
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    Re: Is the 3rd row as safe as the 2nd row?

    Thank you Jennie

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    Re: Is the 3rd row as safe as the 2nd row?

    Quote Originally Posted by LISmama810
    Your head should be no more than 4 inches from the headrest during normal circumstances. If your head is too far away, it has that much further to travel/travel back in a crash. The headrests that jut forward decrease the amount of room between the head and the headrest. There are also headrests that actively move forward in a crash, again reducing the distance the head has to travel.
    Do you happen to have an article/source stating this? I can't get my parents to put their seats more upright no matter what I say, but if I had a link to email, maybe they'd listen...
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    Quote Originally Posted by creideamh

    Do you happen to have an article/source stating this? I can't get my parents to put their seats more upright no matter what I say, but if I had a link to email, maybe they'd listen...
    No, but I can look

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    Oh... I can't do it! I was going to install DD Complete Air FF in the Highlander because her Radian was in my mom's car but I can't see her FF yet, so I went to my mom's house to pick up the Radian. The Complete Air is a pain to install RF in the Highlander, she has ride FF for 5 minutes trips but I am not ready for her to be FF any more than that.
    Lourdes
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