Peter Leiss, P.E., Jamie Williams, Ph.D., and Carrie O’Donel of Robson Forensic, Inc. were interviewed by WGAL to discuss their findings related to a recent child safety seat study.

Video Credit: WGAL

Study Background

In 2015, engineers and scientists at Robson Forensic, Inc. crash-tested three popular rear facing infant car seats to compare the risk of head injury when using the Lower Anchor and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH) system as compared to seatbelts during rear-end collisions.

The results of this study showed that the LATCH did not provide equal protection during rear end crashes.

Despite these findings, research clearly shows that the use of child restraint systems are highly effective in reducing the risk of injury and death during a crash. EVERY CHILD should ride in an age appropriate car seat EVERY TIME they are in a vehicle.

More information on the study is available at:

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Featured Expert

Jamie R. Williams, Ph.D.
Peter J. Leiss, P.E., C.F.E.I., C.V.F.I.
Carrie A. O’Donel

Jamie R. Williams, Ph.D. is a biomechanical engineer with Robson Forensic, Inc. She can be reached at 717-201-9038 or


Carrie O’Donel, MSME is a physicist with Robson Forensic, Inc. She can be reached at 717-419-1205 or

Peter Leiss, P.E. is a mechanical engineer with Robson Forensic, Inc. He can be reached at 717-480-3874 or