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For car travel, it is mandatory in many countries that small children be strapped in carseats with a multi-point harness system. However, I have not seen such a system for adults in a normal (ie non-racing) passenger vehicle.

What are the reasons against mandating such systems instead of seat belts? Is it because of political difficulties, or are there safety reasons too?

closed as off-topic by dlanod, bytebuster, Itai, Ali Awan, David Richerby Jun 29 '18 at 15:31

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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it isn't specific to international travel, it applies equally to people who just drive a car 4 miles to workplace or shops. – RedGrittyBrick Jun 28 '18 at 10:29
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    Maybe mechanics.stackexchange.com would be better place to ask? – el.pescado Jun 28 '18 at 11:19
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    @RedGrittyBrick: While I agree that not every transportation question is necessarily a travel question, there's nothing to indicate that this site is exclusively about international travel. – Henning Makholm Jun 28 '18 at 13:10
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    If the question about train seatbelts was on-topic, I see no reason why this one wouldn't be. – Azor Ahai Jun 28 '18 at 17:24
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    The answer is that there is no seatbelt lobby that has successfully campaigned to get such a law passed. Without it being required by law, it's not going to happen. I too think this is off topic, same as the train seatbelts question. – Roddy of the Frozen Peas Jun 28 '18 at 23:01