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Campaign Launched to 'Boost' Car Safety for Kids

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  • Once children graduate from using child safety seats, a booster seat is in order for protecting children ages 4 to 8 while riding in cars.
  • Booster seats are used by less than 7% of the population, but the Department of Transportation is launching a national public awareness campaign to raise that number.
  • Adult seat belts do not work for young children because the lap portion of the belt rides up over the abdomen, instead of over the bone, and the shoulder strap doesn't fit properly.

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