Attorney News Car seat safety often ignored in car pools, study finds. NC safe?

Think all North Carolina drivers take every precaution to keep children safe? Think again. A recent national study discovered that parents often don’t use booster seats when carpooling with preschoolers or young school-age children, increasing the risk of serious injury in a crash.

“I think it’s a complex issue of convenience, expectations, and peer pressure,” Michelle Macy, MD, a pediatrician at the University of Michigan, told WebMD in a recent article. North Carolina has tough car safety seat laws aimed at protecting children from being hurt in a car accident. North Carolina requires all children 8 years old and younger ….

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