Difference in Two Types of Car Seats - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

3/1/04

Difference in Two Types of Car Seats

Apparently there are some frightening differences in the protection provided by two different types of car seats for children between 20 and 40 pounds.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says even if your child is growing up to 40 pounds, stick to the forward facing safety seat rather than a shield booster which requires just the lap belt.

The NHTSA study finds kids who ride in shield booster seats are eight times more likely to be injured in a crash compared to children in forward facing child safety seats. Specifically, the kids in those booster seats were more likely to sustain injuries to the head, chest, abdomen, and pelvis compared to kids in forward facing safety seats.

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