Your child has long since outgrown his or her five point harness car seat. When that happened (typically between ages four and six), you moved your child into a booster seat. The booster seat allows the regular seat belt to fit properly and better protect your child from injury in case of a crash.
However, now that your child is between the ages of 8 and 12, he or she may be asking to ride without a booster seat. In late 2013, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) suggested that some parents insist that their children ride in booster seats up to age 12. Booster seats are proven to help reduce accident injuries in children age four to eight and could help prevent serious injuries in older children.
In addition to using a booster seat, it is important to keep your pre-teen child in the back seat, encourage safe habits such as not distracting the driver, and never move the car if your child is not buckled.
Unfortunately, You Can’t Prevent Every Accident
Using a booster seat and encouraging safety may help protect your child from serious injury, but these things alone cannot eliminate the threat. Another driver’s negligence could still result in your child’s injury. If that happens then it is important to protect your child by contacting an experienced Route 291 car accident injury lawyer for more information about your rights and possible recovery.
You can also begin learning about your child’s possible legal recovery from a Route 291 car crash injury today by reading our FREE book Don’t Wreck You Injury Claim.