booster seat


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booster seat

A vehicular safety device used for children who are too large for a safety (baby) seat and too small to wear a shoulder seat belt. Booster seats generally lift the child by 10 to 15 cm, allowing the three-point seat belt to cross the child at the shoulder and hips. Improperly fitted belts may ride across the stomach and neck, causing internal injuries.
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A belt-positioning booster seat helps a seat belt fit a child safely.
BubbleBum was also announced the IIHS (Insurance Institute of Highway Safety) "Best Bet" in their booster seat evaluation report, where they've branded BubbleBum as one of the best for safety.
But we found there's a need to remind parents, and anyone who drives a child, about the importance of using a booster seat until a seat belt alone fits safely.
The coupons, which will be handed out by police as positive enforcement instead of a ticket, will be good for one free booster seat, redeemable at any SGI claims centre in the province.
Any of the children who did not have to duck to pass through the car, as they headed towards their parents, should be using a child booster seat in the car.
Half don't always ensure their child uses an appropriate child seat or booster seat when travelling in a taxi or someone else's car and more than a quarter have used a secondhand child seat or booster seat, which is not recommended by safety experts.
Half don't always ensure their child uses an appropriate child seat or booster seat when travelling in a taxi or someone else's car and more than a quarter have used a second hand child seat or booster seat, which is not recommended by safety experts.
Using survey information from parents whose children were part of an Ollie Otter Program presentation in Tennessee elementary schools, this research study seeks to couple consumer opinions about booster seat and seatbelt safety with implications of the family decision making process.
Carpooling is a common driving situation during which booster seat use is inconsistent," the study's authors wrote.
For the past decade, child safety seat requirements have been divided into three stages: infants using rear-facing seats, toddlers using forward-facing seats, and children using booster seats.
Management said it was a largely adult audience and they are researching options for booster seats.
From four years The booster seat - a forward facing seat that can be used in the front or back of the car, it lifts the child so that an adult lap-and-diagonal seat belt can be used and has raised sides for extra protection.