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.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Ford Motor Company

    1 American Road
    Dearborn, MI  United States  48126-2798
  • Publication Date: 2000


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 4 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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