ATTN: parents of young children!
If you're like Brit Brit and have child between the ages of 4-8 be you should know half of child booster seats pose risk to it's occupants!
According to a study by an insurance industry-funded safety group that came out today, Half of children's car booster seats can NOT ensure a proper fit with all safety belts. In fact, six kinds of seat got such a low rating they're considered less safe than just putting your kid in a regular seat belt!
"A lot of parents don't understand that the purpose of the booster seat is to ensure the vehicle safety belts fit the child, because if they don't there is a potential for injury,"
says Anne McCartt, the institute's research chief.
If seat belts aren't positioned properly, children can hit parts of the vehicle in a crash and even be injured by the belts, which can slice into internal organs. Ouch!!
Be sure to get your child's booster seat is up to standards.
And, as always, never drive with your baby in your lap (Britney)!
[Image via WENN.]