We believe that kid’s safety is paramount, and the way to do that on the road is to ensure your child wears a huggybelt. With around 2,000 children killed or seriously injured on the roads each year – many as a result of improper seat belt use – it’s essential to offer your child the best protection available. After all, your kids’ safety isn’t expensive, it’s priceless.
Although EU regulations state that children up to 12 years of age should use a car seat, this alone isn’t the most effective way to ensure their safety when travelling. The car seats require the child to remain strapped in using the standard 3-point seat belt, which is often known to slide off when a child moves around the car. This is just one example of an improperly used seat belt.
When a car is fitted with a huggybelt, your child is 45% less likely to sustain injury than with their seat belt and car seat alone. This is because the belt offers extra protection by ensuring the standard 3 point belt stays in its correct position over your child’s shoulder. If you take a look at our videos, you will see the difference on impact of a test dummy with a huggybelt, and one without.
Although the huggybelt ensures the seat belt performs correctly during your journey and in the event of a crash, the device itself doesn’t restrain your child any further. Kids strapped in with a huggybelt can still move freely, making the journey just as enjoyable, and allowing them to take part in all their regular in-car activities from playing games to watching movies.
- Protection in Under a Minute
The huggybelt takes just 35 seconds to fit, which is no time at all to ensure your child is properly protected in your car. Working alongside your car seat, and fitting onto the standard 3-point seat belt, it offers additional protection for your child, and peace of mind for you. By clipping this onto your standard seat belt your child will also have a soft, protective cushioning over the chest and neck area. Seat belt discomfort here is just one of the reasons kids remove their belt from over their shoulder, leading to increased risk of injury. The design of huggybelt aims to combat that.