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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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However it only applies to new booster seats bought after the law changed last March - parents who purchased one before that date can still use them.
Colonel Assumpico reminds motorists that it's important to select, install and use car seats, booster seats and seatbelts correctly to help prevent injury and death.
At the moment, children weighing as little as 15kg - around three years old - can travel in backless booster seats.
A high back booster seat gives children head and side impact protection.
While there is a huge population in China, launching there would have taken a huge amount of time and investment for our product, and the consumers were not educated about the use of booster seats.
Currently, children weighing as little as 15kg - around three-yearsold - are allowed to travel in cars while sitting on backless booster seats.
Alex Lochrie said: "Why is it law that we have to wear seat belts and now have to fork out PS200 for a baby seat because booster seats that have been fine for years have suddenly become unsafe?
For booster seats, after the driver had secured the seat and restrained the child, investigators scored the following questions on the survey form as either "Yes" or "No": 1) Is the seatbelt being used?
Booster seats are usually suggested for children between ages 4 and 8 who weigh at least 40 pounds and are no more than 4 feet 9 inches tall.
It is a seat belt solution for kids in booster seats, and those with special needs or motor planning difficulties.
Brake's survey of 1,000 parents of children under 10 also found that one in 20 said they never use a child or booster seat and 26% have used a child seat or booster seat that didn't fit properly.
The study also showed that 47 per cent of parents do not always ensure their child uses an appropriate child seat or booster seat when travelling in a taxi or someone else's car.