Car Safety Seat Laws Linked To Drop In Fatalities

November 9, 2012 by  
Filed under Car Safety

Since the moment most stated in the U.S. required that all children aged 4 to 7 years were placed in booster seats while in a vehicle, the number of children fatalities reported annually has decreased, according to a research conducted by the Children’s Hospital Boston, Massachusetts.

The reports show that, in 47 states, the law requires children to be restrained by booster seats, which are designed to keep the children safely restrained in the event of an accident. The survey shows that in 2008, 48% of 4 to 5 years old and 35% of 6 to 7 years old were restrained properly. After the introduction of the new law, the death risk associated with automobile accidents and children dropped, which means that 4 to 6 years old are 23% less likely to die and 7 years old are 25% less likely to die in an auto crash.

For more on this research and how the use of booster seats can be beneficial, click here for the full article.


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