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Booster Seat Laws Ignored When Carpooling
2012-01-31 06:13:16

A new study from the University of Michigan´s C.S. Mott Children´s Hospital finds that 45 percent of parents do not require their children to be in booster seats when carpooling other children. The study cites practical barriers that include limited seating within the vehicle and difficulties making arrangement with other drivers leads parents to avoid safety seats while carpooling. Nationally, most states require the use of booster seats. Many require the use up to the age of...

2012-01-30 08:28:36

Many parents are more relaxed about booster seat use when carpooling, stronger laws need to encourage safety seat use Most parents report that they typically require their child to use a life-saving booster seat, but more than 30 percent said they do not enforce this rule when their child is riding with another driver. The study, conducted by child health experts at University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, also revealed that 45 percent of parents do not require their kids...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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