When Buckling Up Is Not Enough KIDS AT RISK

Many parents assume that their children are riding safely in vehicles. After all, the state law requires children to ride in safety seats only until age three and many children have outgrown their child safety seat. Parents incorrectly believe that once children reach four years old and 40 pounds that they’re ready for an adult seat belt. The only way a child can use the adult lap and shoulder belt appropriately is with a booster seat. Unlike safety seats for younger children a booster seat raises the child so that the lap and shoulder belts can fit the child properly…

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