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Parents: Buckle-up the Kids

August 19, 2012
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Courtesy of Baby Loving Mama

Researchers watched cars pulling into gas stations, day care centers and fast-food restaurants.

  • Twenty-one percent of children younger than 4 years old were not sitting in car seats
  • Thirty-three percent of 4- and 5-year olds were not sitting in car seats
  • Sixty-six percent of 6- and 7-year-olds were not sitting in car seats
  • Eleven percent of all children were not wearing seat belts or sitting in car seats

Black and Hispanic children were much less likely than white children to be in safety belts or car seats.

Researchers also found that if the driver was not wearing a seat belt, children were not. They also said if four or more kids were in a car they were less likely to be wearing safety belts.

New guidelines say children under 2 years old should sit in rear-facing car seats and that all children under 4-foot-9-inches tall should use booster seats.

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