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Child Passenger Safety: Boosters and the Back Seat

Boosters through age 8

Children who have outgrown child safety seats should be properly restrained in booster seats until they are at least 8 years old and they are 4'9" tall.

Unfortunately, this is the step most parents miss.

2015 National Survey of the Use of Booster Seats
4-Steps Poster
Boosters are For Big Kids
Boosters Through Age 8
Guide to Buying & Using Boosters

The safest place for children

Studies continue to show that children under 13 are less likely to die if they are seated in the rear seat. A 2009 study showed the recent shift of children to the back seat of vehicles has resulted in significant fatality reductions.

Keeping Children Safe in Crashes

Remember, all children under 13 should ride in the rear sear. It's still the safest place for children.

Boost 'em in the back seat

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Installing a No-Back Booster

Child Passenger Safety: Buying a Car Seat | How to Install a Car Seat | Boosters and the Back Seat