What is the best age to remove the car seat from your car and let your son or daughter sit in the car using a regular seat belt? Are there laws that tell parents what the magic date is? Do you judge how big your child is and determine he's outgrowing it? Is there a system or safety rules that come with your booster seat? These are things that parents and caregivers in Orange County need to know. Parents are increasingly being more cautious by keeping their children in the car seats longer.
Motor vehicle crashes continue to be a leading cause of death for children one to 13 years old. According to the NHTSA (The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), "The correct use of age and size appropriate child restraints is one step parents and caregivers can take to help decrease this number."
In the results of a new survey released this month, the NHTSA concluded that more parents are in 2013 are choosing to keep their children in age and size appropriate car seats and booster seats longer, and waiting to transition their children into a standard seat belt. Safety has become a high priority. The report means that "more parents and caregivers are correctly using car seats and booster seats to save the lives of our youngest passengers in the event of a crash," stated the U.S. Transportation Secretary.
Improving child passenger safety is an important effort for everyone. Even though most parents are taking precautions, some parents still do not restrain their children properly, putting the children at risk of personal injury or death in the event of an automobile accident. NHTSA reports that "25% of children ages four to seven are improperly restrained by seat belts instead of car seats or booster seats."
If you, or someone you know, has been injured in a car accident, please do not hesitate to contact the Law Offices of Cohn & Swartzon.
At Cohn & Swartzon we are dedicated to helping you obtain just compensation for these losses and to aiding you in ensuring that these costs do not impose an unsustainable financial burden on you or your family. Contact our office for a free consultation today.
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