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Data Analysis: Boosters Benefit Children Ages 4 Through 8

An analysis of Partners for CPS (PCPS) data reaffirms that boosters are an important step in providing protection to child passengers. The research input was more complete than previously published studies, and the results still prove that belt-positioning booster (BPB) use is more protective than seat belts alone. Children ages 4 to 8 using BPBs were 45 percent less likely to sustain injuries than those using just the vehicle seat belt.

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Where is the Least Risky Place for Children to Ride?—Answering Parents’ Questions

Why should my child ride in the center?

A national study of actual crashes shows that a child in the center has about half the likelihood of being injured, compared to a child on either side.  The center position is farthest from any point of impact.

How can I decide which of my children to place in a side position?

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