Booster seats not getting used, U.S. study finds

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WASHINGTON, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Just 40 percent of children aged 4 to 8 use car safety seats or booster seats at least occasionally -- meaning that most children risk being thrown from the car in the case of an accident, according to a study released on Tuesday. The study, published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, shows that many people driving children do not have booster seats, and feel the risk is acceptable because they are making only short trips. "Emergency physicians cringe ...

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