Use of booster seat could reduce crash injuries in children
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Use of booster seat could reduce crash injuries in children

by | Nov 7, 2014 | Car Accidents

Safety on Wisconsin’s roads is the responsibility of everyone who is on them. This means that drivers should do everything in their power to keep themselves safe including driving at a safe speed, following traffic signals and keeping attention on the road. This also entails wearing a seat belt. Where children are concerned, proper child restraints should be used. For children of a certain age, weight and height, this is accomplished through the use of a booster seat.

Booster seats are designed to position children–usually between the ages of 4 and 8–in a way that ensures the car’s seat belt fits properly. The shoulder belt should be positioned in the middle of a child’s shoulder. The lap belt should fall upon the upper thigh. Seat belts positioned in this manner could reduce the severity of injuries suffered in a collision, should it occur. According to research, the use of a good seat reduces the risk of a child, between the ages of 4 and 8, being hurt in a crash, by 45 percent.

Each year, booster seats available to consumers for purchase are rated. This year, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that a record number of new models–27 out of 41–earned a “best bet” rating. This is undoubtedly good news for those whose children require use of the seats.

Even when a driver follows the rules of the road it is possible that he or she could be involved in a car accident. It is possible that the accident could result in serious injuries to those involved–even when proper restraints are being used. In situations where a crash is the result of negligent actions on the part of another person, a personal injury lawsuit could result in compensation to help cover the expenses that accrue related to the medical treatment necessary to address those injuries.

Source: CBS New York, “New Ratings Out For Best Children’s Car Booster Seats,” Nov. 6, 2014

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