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</font><font size=2>Nationwide Study Confirms: Booster Laws Save Lives</font>Nationwide Study Confirms: Booster Laws Save Lives - Thursday, January 17, 2013

  The effectiveness of booster seat laws for reducing deaths, especially for 6- and 7-year-olds, is clearly shown in a new study by researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital. This study is an essential resource for advocates engaged in efforts to amend their state’s child occupant protection laws.

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Legislative Roundup 2012Progress to Strengthen Slows - Wednesday, January 16, 2013

  With a general shift in legislative focus to anti-texting laws, and the discontinuation of federal incentives, law upgrades to close significant gaps that remain in adult and child occupant protection laws have slowed significantly.

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Strong Belt Laws Boost Use by Teens - Tuesday, January 15, 2013

  A study by The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and State Farm insurance shows that teens who drive in states with primary seat belt law enforcement are more likely to buckle up than those in states with secondary enforcement.*  It also found that teens buckle up more often while driving (82 percent) than as passengers (69 percent).

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CR Laws Increase Use, Decrease Injuries - Sunday, January 13, 2013

A new analysis by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) associates expanded CR laws with a 5 percent injury rate reduction and a 17 percent fatal and incapacitating injury rate reduction. Children covered by the enhanced laws were nearly three times more likely to be in CRs (including boosters) and 6 percent more likely to ride in a rear seating position.

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Child Passenger Safety Laws Pay Off - Saturday, January 12, 2013

Booster seats and laws requiring their use are in the top tier of prevention interventions, since both offer net cost savings. A recent economical analysis by Ted Miller, PhD, et al, looked at their societal return on investment by comparing the direct costs of using and mandating booster seats with the savings of injuries prevented or mitigated.

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