The American Academy of Pediatrics just released their November 2009 journal and it contains a note-worthy study reporting that boosters seats for children ages 4 through 8 greatly reduces injury in car accidents.
The most recent study cited looked at 7,151 children involved in car accidents. The study reiterated that a best practice is that children should remain in booster seats when riding in motor vehicles until they are at least 8 years old. The bottom line was that children who were involved in accidents were 45% less likely to be injured than children of the same age who were only wearing seat belts.
To read the full article, see the American Academy of Pediatrics Journal.
Motor vehicle accidents are the number one cause of death in children. Make sure your car has the appropriate seat installed for your child and make sure it is installed properly. For more information, see SeatCheck.org.
This information is provided by Seattle Car Accident Lawyer blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured in car accidents and the family of those killed.