These ratings only allow the comparative assessment of a seat's ability
to protect its occupant in a typical crash. They cannot be used as a guide
to whether a particular injury is more or less likely, since we still do not
know enough about the mechanisms of whiplash injury to state this confidently.
It is important to remember that all occupants must adjust their head restraints
correctly whether they have a "POOR" or "GOOD" rated seat. No head restraint can offer
full protection if it is incorrectly adjusted. The ideal adjustment is as
high as the top of the head, and as close to the back of the head as possible - touching is best.
NOTE: Seat ratings indicated with * are supplied in association with Euro NCAP, of which Thatcham is a member.