Booster seats dramatically lower the risk of suffering internal damage, serious spinal injury or worse for kids between 5 and 8 years old. In fact, 100% of kids ages 5-8, who were killed in Arizona car crashes in 2010 weren’t restrained in a booster seat.
For years, the AZ’s Child Fatality Review Team recommended a booster seat law to require children ages 5-8 to be in a booster seat. As the result of hard work from many community organizations, a booster seat law was passed and signed- and it took effect last week. It requires kids 5 through 8 years old to be in a child-restraint system like a booster seat. Without a booster seat, seat belts sit too high on a kid’s belly causing unnecessary internal injury risk. Remember, buckling up (the right way) on every ride is the single most important thing a family can do to stay safe in the car.
Booster seats helps save kids’ lives all over the world. We have seen lots of kids in developing countries die unnecessarily because they do not use booster seats or buckle up. Prevention is better than cure, always buckle up wherever you go!
My kids are always in a booster seat. Not sure what would happen if there would be an accident and my kids would get hurt! For your kids safety: Always use booster seats