The National Highway Traffic Safety Admin. says the federal LATCH law, implemented in September 2002, has not necessarily made it easier to install child restraints in vehicles. LATCH, which stands for Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children, was supposed to simplify the process of installing child safety seats by requiring auto makers to put special anchors in vehicles that mate with upper and lower anchors on child safety restraints. However, NHTSA says of 10 ’03 model test vehicles, ...

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