BAY CITY, Mich. – Last week was National Child Passenger Safety Week and GM partnered with SafeKids Worldwide to spread awareness about the importance of child passenger safety though the use of car seats and booster seats. However, at Graff Bay City, the safety of our children is important year-round so we want to continue the conversation to help you keep your children safe with Chevy vehicle features!
Traveling with children can be hectic and the last thing you want to be worried about is if your vehicle is safe enough. Chevrolet understands so they designed specific vehicle features to keep children safe in your Chevy! From the brand new 2015 Colorado midsize trucks to the redesigned Impala and beyond, Chevy engineers incorporated new safety features to make sure your kids are protected when they buckle up.
The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado’s patent-pending rear seat cushion extension is one of the latest ways the automaker is combating the trend of allowing children to stop using a booster seat too soon. Many child restraint manufacturers require 80% of the safety seat to be supported by the rear seat cushion so the Colorado’s removable head rest and rear passenger side seat cushion were designed to better accommodate today’s larger safety seats.
In the completely redesigned Impala, front seat passengers no longer have feel uncomfortable when a child is buckled into their safety seat in the back seat because the sedan’s rear seating area was designed with plenty of room for booster seats, forward-facing child restraints or rear-facing child restraints. Plus, Chevy engineers added easy access child restraint LATCH anchors for all three safety seats to better accommodate a growing family.
For children who meet the height and weight requirements to use just a seat belt, Chevrolet has a vehicle feature to keep them safe and comfortable as well. If the safety belt is comfortable, it is less likely your child will be tempted to wear it incorrectly (behind their back or under their arm), so Chevy designed shoulder belt comfort guides for rear passengers. These are plastic guides that attach to the rear seat or side trim to better position the shoulder strap of the seat belt so that it is more comfortable on smaller passengers.
Last but not least, Chevy designed two specific vehicle safety features with children in mind; one for escape and one for security. The glow-in-the-dark emergency trunk release allows children to easily locate an escape should they become trapped in a trunk while the rear door safety locks prevent little hands from opening the rear doors from the inside.
Together we can keep our kids safe every time they get in the car. For more information check out our 2014 Chevrolet Impala Brochure, or stop by our Chevrolet Dealer serving Bay City! Hank Graff Chevy is located at 3636 Wilder Road, Bay City, MI 48706. For more information on Hank Graff Chevrolet, or for any questions call us at (989) 684-4411 or visit our website: www.GraffBayCity.com.