One in four parents don't buckle kids up - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

One in four parents don't buckle kids up

Many moms and dads are bending the rules when it comes to kids buckling up.

A new report from Safe Kids Worldwide found that one in four parents say they occasionally drive without their child buckled up in car- or booster seats.

So, who would do that? Not the grandparents and not lower income parents.

The study says it was most often the parents with higher incomes and more education who cheat a little on the seat belts.

Most explain it as being rushed, or driving a short distance and "rewarding the child".

However, safety experts say to remember that accidents happen in a split second, and kids need to be buckled whenever the car is in motion.

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