Since we are both seasoned travelers with our children, we have each had our share of frustrating travel experiences. Uncomfortable accommodations, tight schedules, and confusing directions in unfamiliar languages can all be more exasperating with kids in tow. However, when we both were faced with choosing between keeping our kids safe or missing out on sharing incredible experiences with them, we knew we needed another option.
We can deal with anything else travelling with kids can throw at us, but we simply cannot accept putting our kids in unsafe situations.
With determination and a lot of research, we began consulting with experts in the fields of biomechanics and personal protection equipment. Our experience mountaineering led us toward specific safety features we hadn’t found anywhere else. Our experience as parents inspired its streamlined design with excellent crash test ratings. We simply wouldn’t accept anything less for our children or yours.
Traditional booster seats allow “submarining” where the child slides under the lap belt—definitely a safety hazard. Inspired by climbing harnesses, the WhizRider leg loops secure around each thigh, keep the child sitting back in the seat. No more submarining!
Seat Belt Clips
Heavy duty metal clips keep the seat belt on the child’s legs and shoulder to maintain safe placement. Even when the child moves around in the seat or falls asleep, the seat belt will stay right where it needs to be. The steel clips enable maximum safety and make submarining and head snapping impossible.
Adding glow-in-the-dark elements to our vest makes it even safer when hopping in and out of cars at night.
Crash-Tested To Exceed Safety Requirements
The unique design of WhizRider makes it more effective, convenient, and comfortable, as well as a safer alternative for last-minute pick-ups or travel. Each element works to protect your child from the effects of impact and exceed the requirements of the U.S. Federal Regulation Standard, as regulated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). These regulations include the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 213 for Child Restraint Systems and FMVSS 302 for Flammability of Interior Materials.
A random selection of every single batch of WhizRider car seat vests we produce is tested in accordance with FMVSS 213. We repeat these tests using dummies that represent three-year-old, six-year-old, and ten-year-old children. We conduct tests in different testing facilities across the U.S. and Europe to ensure WhizRider exceeds requirements in each one.
We know that keeping your kids safe is always on your mind. The research and development we poured into WhizRider is backed by years of studying the most effective ways of keeping kids safe in cars, all so that we can provide more worry-free adventures for families like yours. Plus it is always important to drive safely and try to ensure you have a good Uber, Lyft or taxi driver whenever you travel with your family.
Let us know where WhizRider will take you!