All you need to know about the FEST holding device
Driving with a child in a car is a very important occupation, which is accompanied by a potential risk to the life and health of a small passenger. That is why the legislation of the Russian Federation specifies in detail the norms that set the rules for the transportation of children, in particular, the use of special restraints. These include the FAST pad. At what age is it calculated and how to use it correctly?
Using a regular car belt is only possible if the passenger’s height is 150 cm or more. At lower rates, the diagonal strap moves dangerously close to the neck. Given that at the time of the accident it is these areas that increase the load, increasing the risk of injury to the head and cervical department.
However, seat belts are considered the most reliable way to protect the passenger. So there was an idea to adapt them to the parameters of children, which was realized by two products:
- booster (foam pillow under the ass, which raises the child and thus removes the strap from the neck);
- FAST (adapter for aligning the standard seat belt for the growth of the child).
These two devices solve some problems, so the simultaneous use of both is impractical.
It is interesting. The article of the Code of Administrative Offenses 12.23 ч.3 states that the transportation of children without special restraints is punishable by imposing a fine of 3 thousand rubles.