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Study: Children's Car Safety Seats Not So Safe

Creatas Images(NEW YORK) -- A study has found that securing children in car seats may not be enough to ensure safety while on the road.

According to a study conducted by the Yale School of Medicine and presented at a Pediatric Academic Societies meeting, buckling children into car safety seats may not be enough to minimize risk of injury. The study involved almost 400 parents being surveyed, with half of those surveyed saying that at least one of their children had managed to unbuckle their car seat restraints. Of those children who were successful in unbuckling seat restraints, 75 percent were said to be age three or younger.

The study found that parents were forced to pull over and re-buckle the safety seats before continuing on their journey, and researchers say that the unbuckling by children is another potential safety hazard that needs to be addressed.

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