Booster seat safetyA new study released by the American Academy of Pediatrics in its February issue found that while 76 percent of parents with children ages 4 to 8 use proper child safety seats when their kids are in the family car, when it comes to carpooling that number drops by quite a bit. In fact, of the 64 percent of parents in the study that said they carpool and have children who require booster seats 79 percent of them always request that other parents use a booster seat for their child, but only 55 percent of them said that they always have their child use a booster seat when they have friends without one in their own car. So what are the laws and why are so many people breaking them?
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