BOOST AMERICA! RAISING KIDS WITH SAFETY IN MIND
This brochure, developed as part of the Boost America! campaign, explains why booster seats are important, the right age for using a booster seat, and the right way to use booster seats. Nearly one-third of children ages 4 to 8 ride without any safety protection, and fewer than 7% ride with the protection they need. Traffic crashes are now the leading cause of death for children in this age group, claiming more than 500 young lives each year. Most children 40 to 80 pounds (ages 4 to 8) should ride in a booster seat. Belt-positioning booster seats are recommended by most safety experts. Shoulder belts are critical when riding in a booster seat. Using a booster without a shoulder belt increases the risk of a child's head hitting a hard surface in a car crash.
Washington, DC United States 20590
Ford Motor Company1 American Road
Dearborn, MI United States 48126-2798
- Publication Date: 2000
- Pagination: 4 p.
- TRT Terms: Booster seats; Brochures; Child restraint systems; Children; Fatalities; Shoulder harnesses; Traffic crash victims
- Subject Areas: Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00797038
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: HS-043 058
- Files: HSL, USDOT
- Created Date: Aug 28 2000 12:00AM