Latin NCAP encourages manufacturers to take responsibility for the protection of children and to provide appropriate features in the cat for the safe fitment of Child Restraint Systems (CRS). There are many CRS users do not install them correctly thereby compromising the protection provided to children. Latin NCAP promotes improved CRS designs and ISOFIX anchorages equipment. The ISOFIX aims to reduce the incorrect installation of the CRS improving the protection offered by the CRS and the car.

The rating for child occupant protection is calculated considering the assessment of the CRS dynamic behaviour in frontal and side impact tests, the capacity of the car that various CRS from representative markets of Latin America and the Caribbean can be correctly installed without problems, and finally the ability of the car to safely install a CRS.

CRSs used for tests are recommended by the vehicle manufacturer from a list of CRS that showed good performance in CRS consumer tests and that are available in the market following Latin NCAP requirements. (

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