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    Middle seat belt installation help

    Long story short, I have a car seat I want to install in the middle of a sedan. It is an Immi Go for a 4 year old. Due to the flexibility of the middle seat belt buckle, getting a secure installation is not feasible. In this car though, the middle seatbelt connects successfully to the buckle "meant" for the right seatbelt. I can connect it securely and it does not come out without pressing the release button. I do not need anyone to sit in the right seat, so crossing the seatbelts is not an issue.

    Question 1: Given that the car is "allowing" this whereas most cars the belt is not compatible with the "wrong" buckle, what are the potential safety issues with this?
    Question 2: If this is really a concern, which is the lesser of two evils... this installation in the middle (better for side impact) or an installation on the side using LATCH, exposing the child to more side impact?

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