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Give 'em a boost!

Since New York State passed a law in 2005 that required children between the ages of 4 and 6 to ride in properly strapped and secured booster seats, researchers have found that traffic injuries among children have declined significantly. While booster seats have always been an effective protective measure, this new research is the first to compare injury rates before and after a state law mandati

Since New York State passed a law in 2005 that required children between the ages of 4 and 6 to ride in properly strapped and secured booster seats, researchers have found that traffic injuries among children have declined significantly. While booster seats have always been an effective protective measure, this new research is the first to compare injury rates before and after a state law mandating them. More recently, New York revised the law to include 7-year-olds.