|It’s surprising, but being buckled up with a safety belt is not the safest way for many children to ride in a vehicle. Safety belts are designed for adults, and children under 4’9" tall should ride with a booster seat. Children prematurely moved to seat belts are 4 times more likely to suffer serious head injuries during a collision than children in child safety or booster seats.
The booster seat message is a crucial one, NHTSA estimates that up to 90% of children in the U.S. who should be using a booster seat are not. The goal of this campaign is to educate parents of children who have outgrown their child safety seat that a booster seat is a life-saving transition to an adult safety belt. Visit www.boosterseat.gov for more information.