Plus Testing is optional and not a mandatory regulation.
Plus Testing is only carried out on Rearward Facing restraints.
Commonly known as the ‘”Swedish Plus Test” as it was originally for the Swedish market only.
The test itself measures the increased and potential life-threatening head forces in a forward impact. The Swedish plus test has stricter criteria, therefore, setting the bar higher.
Forward-facing seats are not tested due to the forces on the neck. This is because a forward-facing seat; the child would experience life-threatening and potentially fatal neck forces.