http://www.saferidenews.com/srndnn/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=zNnkSQCE0ks=&tabid=352Installing 3 Car Seats Across the Back Seat
The MACPS recommends the following conditions be met when installing 3 car seats across the back seat:
a. A tight installation, as described in the instructions and CPS standardized curriculum, can be achieved.
b. The positions of the CRs on the vehicle seat are not changed by the contact. That is, they still align properly with respect to the seat belt or
LATCH anchors that secure them.
c. There is no contact or force that would bend or deform any of the CRs.
d. The LATCH lower connectors or seat belts do not cross over one another to achieve the installation.
Manufacturers' Alliance for Child Passenger Safety. It's a coalition of the manufacturers, issuing joint position statements. I guess you could think of it like AAP for car seat manufacturers... As far as I know their statements may or may not apply for Canada depending. Sorry, I know that's unhelpful...
Do we have anything like this in Canada/does it apply to Canada (noting I only see FMVSS in the document linked)?
Show the parents the vehicle manual, the MACPS statement, and let them make their decision. They could put a child in the front and an adult in the back passenger seat, or go against the manual and MACPS.
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