US Lawmakers renew push to strengthen vehicle seats following injuries, deaths

“You can have a seat that is no safer in a banquet chair, a lawn chair, in terms of its strength and protection it provides you, which is really just unconscionable in a moment when we have so much other safety and technology in our cars,” Levine said. “It’s basically across the board. A few manufacturers have tried to play with making their seats a little bit better, a little bit more crashworthy, but for the most part, it hasn’t been consistent, and there’s no standard that requires that sort of change in how you create the seat and how you protect passengers.”