The Auto Professor Receives Child Seat Safety Certification

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The Auto Professor® Goes Back to School to Help Parents Better Protect Their Children on the Road

PHOENIX (January 28, 2019) — National automobile safety expert and founder of The Auto Professor®, Dr. Norma Faris Hubele, became certified as a Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) earlier this month. Administered through the prestigious international organization, the certification recognizes her expertise in evaluating car seat safety, including verifying proper car seat installation at events.

“I’ve always been committed to the protection of drivers and passengers,” says Dr. Hubele. “Becoming a CPST allows me to help parents better understand the ins and outs of child car safety and in doing so, keep some of our youngest riders protected.”

Dr. Hubele’s certification comes on the heels of new car seat safety recommendations released by the American Academy of Pediatrics in August of 2018. While previously the recommendation had been that toddlers two years and under should ride rear-facing, the new recommendation is that children ride rear-facing for as long as possible. Rear-facing seats help to support the child’s vulnerable head, neck, and spine in case of a crash, whereas a forward-facing seat allows the head to be thrown forward. Actual requirements for car seat use are determined by state, however, and regulations can vary widely.

“With all of these seemingly different rules, regulations, and recommendations, it can be confusing for parents. I hope to be a resource to help them sort through the mixed messages and give them the facts.” says Dr. Hubele. was created by Dr. Hubele who decided it was high time someone lifted the veil on the auto industry’s misleading ratings systems, which are based on controlled crash tests created in a lab using dummies. The Auto Professor uses real crash data from the last 18+ years to determine a vehicle’s track record of protecting drivers and captures this statistics-based rating in the Auto Grade®.   The website also has a “Car Safety Guide” which is dedicated to educating buyers about topics that will affect their purchasing decisions. These topics range from exploring new automobile technologies to car shopping for expectant parents.

About The Auto Professor®

The Auto Professor® is the newest and most trusted resource for safety-minded car buyers. The website unlocks real crash data and provides unbiased automobile safety information based on real user experience. The unique Auto Grades® system was developed by The Auto Professor, Dr. Norma Faris Hubele – a passionate consumer advocate, professor, and automotive safety expert. As an expert witness in over a hundred court cases, Dr. Hubele’s statistical findings are now made public through The Auto Professor website, offering unparalleled driver protection information that other rating systems simply cannot deliver. At The Auto Professor we take safety seriously…because it would be irresponsible not to®.

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